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Experts across the nation agree that the economic costs of isolated confinement1 are significant, during and after an individual’s incarceration.2 Isolating individuals leads to more violent incidents inside prisons, which results in higher medical and staffing costs; the medical toll of isolated confinement also translates to higher community medical costs. Individuals who are subjected to prolonged isolation are more likely to return to prison and less likely to be released on parole, effectively increasing the prison population and wasting taxpayer dollars.
This report focuses on assessing the financial impact of eliminating prolonged isolation. However, at Stop Solitary CT, we want to be explicit — human life cannot ever be reduced to a dollar value. Torture is torture.
Check out the report here