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Stop Solitary CT’s website says the replica will allow those who visit to “experience the horror, isolation, and dehumanization that is solitary confinement.” It will be in the lobby of the Capitol until March 4.
Members of Stop Solitary CT argue that increased isolation in prisons may achieve the very opposite goal of rehabilitating inmates.
“Correction means to correct something. But this is not correction, this is torture,” said James Tillman, who was wrongly convicted and served more than 18 years in prison for a rape he never committed.
Tillman said three of those years were spent in solitary confinement at the Northern Correctional Institution in Somers...