Supermax As a Safety Measure.

Schoen, Zoe.

This essay looks at the popular notion of the supermax prison as an institution that maintains safety and order in America's prisons. Focusing specifically on the disproportionate number of mentally ill prisoners housed in supermaximum facilities, and drawing from a body of research documenting the harmful psychological effects of sensory deprivation in solitary confinement cells, I argue that the... read more

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Tufts Published Scholarship
Prisons--United States.
Solitary confinement--United States.
Mentally ill offenders--United States.
Prisoners--Mental health--United States.
Tufts University. Department of English.
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