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Multidisciplinary Perspectives On Prolonged Solitary Confinement

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  Prisoners who spend prolonged periods in solitary confinement are susceptible to a number of mental health disorders. They can include anxiety, depression and paranoia. Much like post traumatic stress disorder effects of these health concerns can continue for a long time. We’ll address the issue of prolonged solitary confinement with Professor Jules Lobel of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Professor Michael Zigmond, University of Pitt. Medical School and Shandre Delaney, an activist whose son is in solitary confinement.

The University of Pittsburgh will host a two-day conference exploring the health ramifications of and prolonged isolation during incarceration. 

A complete schedule, as well as a listing of panelists and speakers, for the International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Prolonged Solitary Confinement Conference can be found here.

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