Prisons internationally have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The cramped and crowded situations make it arduous to cease the unfold of the illness.
In the USA, authorities have more and more turned to solitary confinement as a means of limiting transmission, including to the massive variety of inmates already held in isolation.
There are not less than 60,000 prisoners in solitary confinement within the US and lots of of them have been held there for years.
But the United Nations considers greater than 15 days in solitary confinement as a type of torture due to the psychological injury it may possibly trigger.
Huw Edwards presents a BBC Information at Ten particular report by Hilary Andersson.
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