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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
Animals and humans
What happened when one woman raised an abandoned squirrel as her own
The female Abstract Expressionists of New York shook the world of art
At 14, Asal is excited about her engagement. Her relatives all have their own opinions
What’s the healthiest way to handle a creeping feeling that the world is ending?
From Roman pots to glass eyes, the shore of the river Thames teems with surprises
Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Pondering the peculiar one-sided intimacy of the client-therapist relationship
History of science
Bat-people on the Moon – what a famed 1835 hoax reveals about misinformation today
Human rights and justice
Thirty years after one teenager shot another, is it time to forgive?
Fifty years ago, a train collided with Jack and Betty’s car. Here’s how they remember it