Led by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 19 held a first ever all-day hearing on solitary confinement in US prisons, “Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal and Public Safety Consequences”.  Important testimony was presented on the impact of such confinement on prisoners, and the widespread use of it, and the link between solitary and other forms of torture was emphasized.

Click here to view webcast of the hearing.