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Solitary Confinement & Mental Health

Dr. Terry Kupers, distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses the psychological damage of long-term isolation and explains how the practice constitutes a human rights abuse.

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Dr. Terry Kupers is institute professor at The Wright Institute and distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Kupers provides expert testimony in class action litigation about the psychological effects of prison conditions, including isolated confinement in supermaximum security units, the quality of correctional mental health care, and the effects of sexual abuse in correctional settings. At this event, he discusses the psychological damage of long-term isolation and explains how the practice constitutes a human rights abuse.

The Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture hosted Dr. Terry Kupers at a national strategic convening on solitary confinement and human rights.

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Recorded Friday, November 9, 2012 at Northeastern Illinois University.

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