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Immigration officials to limit solitary confinement after human rights outcry

• Yahoo! News blog
.... The immigrant group’s report found that some detainees have been held for as long as eight months in isolation, and that many institutions use solitary as a means of punishment for minor infractions, such as speaking Spanish. Cobb County Jail in Georgia required detainees in solitary to wear “double restraints” and only allowed them to exercise outside once every 30 days.

Other facilities fed their solitary detainees “nutraloaf” — a ground-up meatloaflike dish — as punishment. Some had written policies stating all inmates with “homosexual tendencies” should be automatically placed in solitary....

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