In Federal Prisons, Solitary Confinement Actually Means SharingPlay
A new joint investigation finds that more than 80 percent of federal inmates in so-called solitary confinement are actually forced to share a cell with another, often violent, inmate. Marshall Project reporter Christie Thompson and NPR’s Joe Shapiro speak to Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd about the conditions and the sometimes lethal repercussions.
- Christie Thompson, staff writer for the Marshall Project. She tweets @cm_thompson3.
- Joe Shapiro, investigations correspondent for NPR News. He tweets @NPRJoeShapiro.
This segment aired on March 25, 2016.