For those predisposed to mental illness, isolation can induce anxiety, depression, distortions, paranoia, even psychosis.
Now that solitary is on the national radar, systemic problems with "the hole" are being laid bare for all to see.
After a prisoner hunger strike and a lawsuit, the authorities will no longer be able to throw inmates in solitary just for allegedly belonging to a gang.
This is far from the country's most depraved gay bar, but it hovers near the perfect amount of madness, and is that much better for it.
"Some people think that solitary confinement is basically just spending some alone time," one former prisoner says. "It's not. It's like being buried alive."
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Here's an exclusive VICE preview of new work by Jaimie Warren from her second show at The Hole, which opens tonight.
A lot of you guys love Jaimie Warren, but many people have come to me and said, "I don't live in Kansas CIty. I wish I could see her work in person." Well, never fear! Jaimie is packing up her sweets-dispensing blob suit and taking her talents to lower Ma…
'Attachments' features tons of VICE's favorite photographers, people like Andrew Kuo, Asger Carlsen, Jason Nocito, Jessica Eaton, Jim Mangan, Kate Steciw, Peter Sutherland, Sandy Kim, and Tim Barber. We talked to curator Kathy Grayson about it.