Hell is a very small place voices from solitary confinement jean casella james ridgeway sarah shourd on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the un special rapporteur on torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Hell is a very small place is composed of communication and observation that is not supposed to exist it is a book as a minor act of rebellion the los angeles review of books solitary confinement in american prisons has become one of our nations most horrendous human rights problems. Hell is a very small place gives voice to some of those people and is a damning indictment of the barbarous practice solitary does not reduce recidivism it does not deter future crimes is not compliant with human rights norms it does not keep the country safe and in all likelihood is in violation of the 8th amendment. Hell is a very small place voices from solitary confinement now available as a paperback hardcover or e book president barack obama supreme court justice anthony kennedy and pope francis have all criticized the widespread use of solitary confinement in prisons and buy zithromax online jails. In the editors introduction to hell is a very small place voices from solitary confinement a chapter that should be required reading for all health care students jean casella james ridgeway and sarah sourd note that on any given day between 80000 and 120000 men women and children are held in solitary confinement in us prisons and
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