In a Texas maximum security prison, Dennis Wayne Hope has served 27 years in solitary confinement – more than half of his life. On any given night in the United States, more than 120,000 prisoners are isolated just like him. United Nations experts have strongly urged a global ban on solitary confinement that lasts more than 15 days, denouncing it as a form of psychological torture. Today, the story of how Hope set out to change that and what it says about prison in the United States.
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