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Solitary confinement is crazy loud

3 minutes

How the sounds of solitary confinement might be worse than the isolation

While filming the full-length documentary Solitary Nation (2014) on the practice of solitary confinement in the US, the film crew for the PBS series Frontline captured the unnerving combination of banging, howling and screaming that accompany life in Maine State Prison’s solitary confinement unit. The resulting short film, Solitary Confinement Is Crazy Loud, is a brief, visceral blast of the intense psychological stress that solitary confinement places, both on inmates and on prison guards.

Director: Dan Edge

Website: Frontline

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