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The Line: Solitary Confinement in New Mexico Prisons

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March 1, 2019 –A recent study finds the rate of prisoners held in solitary confinement in New Mexico is more than double the 4 percent that state officials claim. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the use of solitary confinement, a practice the United Nations has declared is a form of torture and the ACLU says results in psychological distress.

Line Panelists:
Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:

UNM study disputes state’s solitary confinement rates – by Chris Ramirez, KOB 4

New Mexico study disputes state’s solitary confinement rates – by Mary Hudetz, Associated Press

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