FRONTLINE

Last Days of Solitary

Season 33 Episode 19 | 1h 54m 46s

The U.S. is the world leader in solitary confinement, with more than 80,000 prisoners being held in isolation. FRONTLINE goes inside one state’s ambitious attempt to decrease its use of solitary. "Last Days of Solitary" also investigates what happens when prisoners who have spent considerable time in isolation try to integrate back into society.

Aired: 04/17/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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