The Current | Dec 6, 2012 | 27:29
Shane Bauer says solitary confinement is worse in the U.S. than Iran
Shane Bauer spent four months in solitary confinement, an experience he says was the most traumatic part of two years in captivity in Iran's most notorious prison. But then he walked into a California prison and saw its solitary confinement cells where prisoners can spend years in isolation. His research on the treatment of prisoners who end up in the state's Security Housing Units has convinced him conditions are worse in the U.S. than Iran.