In Australia People can be legally put in solitary confinement for years on end. For this episode of Lets Talk Beyond Power and Control you hear from people formerly incarcerated and a Law professor and head of new research calling for the end of this form of punishment.
The University of Queensland’s head of research Dr Tamara Walsh calls for an end to solitary confinement in Queensland prisons because of the impact on the mental and physical health of prisoners.
She describes the excessive use of solitary confinement as inhumane And counterproductive. Former inmate Bradley* also shares his experience being in solitary confinement for seventeen consecutive months along with former inmate Jo whose memories of solitary confinement paint a sad picture.