The court hearing was on the subject of solitary confinement in prisons with testimony from federal and state law enforcement officials, academics and advocates as well as from Anthony Graves, an exonerated former death-row inmate who spent the majority of his 18 years at a Texas prison in solitary confinement.
Quote by Graves: ‘I lived by the rules of a system that is literally driving men out of their minds,’ he said. ‘The conditions were inhumane, my cell was small without acess to human interaction nor decent medical care. No one can begin to imagine the psychological effects isolation has on another human being.’
I sincerely hope that governments world wide will see the necessity to address this issue.