Solitary and Suicide

As President Obama explains in his Op-Ed for the Washington Post:

“Research suggests that solitary confinement has the potential to lead to devastating, lasting psychological consequences. It has been linked to depression, alienation, withdrawal, a reduced ability to interact with others and the potential for violent behavior. Some studies indicate that it can worsen existing mental illnesses and even trigger new ones. Prisoners in solitary are more likely to commit suicide, especially juveniles and people with mental illnesses.”

Articles About Solitary Confinement and Suicide

Why We Must Rethink Solitary Confinement
By President Barack Obama, Washington Post Op-Ed

Solitary confinement is ‘no touch’ torture, and it must be abolished
By Chelsea E Manning, for The Guardian

UN Committee on Torture Says U.S. Must Reform Its Use of Solitary Confinement
By Sridevi Nambiar, Solitary Watch

Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules
By Ed Pilkington, for The Guardian