the confinement of a prisoner in a cell or other place in which they are completely isolated from others.
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How to use solitary confinement in a sentence
In prison, Latson spent long stretches in solitary confinement, including his first nine months, his mother says.
Jail officials faced allegations of human rights abuses over the 23-hour-a-day confinement of about 1,500 inmates in their cells since last spring, which critics described as a form of mass solitary confinement.D.C. jail to relax coronavirus restrictions, end nearly 24-hour daily lockdown | Clarence Williams | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
Sentenced in 2014 to 10 years in prison and 1,000 whip lashes, Badawi has been refused access to crucial medicine, thrown in solitary confinement and denied contact with his family.Raif Badawi Is Still in Prison Over a Series of Blog Posts. The U.S. Has Given Saudi Arabia a Free Pass for Too Long | Nadine Maenza | April 28, 2021 | Time
Zargar was arrested while pregnant and was granted conditional bail after 38 days in solitary confinement.
Alex Acuna, Kelly’s cellmate, said in an interview that guards “were threatening them that if they didn’t move or comply, they would be sent to the hole for not moving or refusing a bed assignment,” referring to solitary confinement.Court Docs, Inmates Say Staff Failures Fueled Donovan State Prison’s COVID-19 Outbreak | Anissa Durham | March 24, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Once transferred to Karaj Prison, he spent an additional 15 days in solitary confinement.A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran | Mitra Pourshajari, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was put in a solitary confinement completely cut off from the outside world without even enjoying basic prisoner rights.A Daughter’s Plea: Free My Father from Prison in Iran | Mitra Pourshajari, Movements.Org, Advancing Human Rights | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I have been told that, if I continue with this protest, I will be placed in solitary confinement.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike | IranWire | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Livvix, 30, is now in solitary confinement in the maximum-security Ayalon prison in Ramla, a city near Tel Aviv.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist | Creede Newton | December 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ibrahim says that his son spent over 10 years in solitary confinement because of these incidents.In Jerusalem Home Demolitions, the Biblical Justice of Revenge | Creede Newton | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here he had to stay in solitary confinement for twenty-four hours and on the plainest kind of a diet.The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Of course you have to associate with a bad lot; still that is better than almost solitary confinement.Condemned as a Nihilist | George Alfred Henty
This fact, together with the opportunity for reflection afforded by solitary confinement, had its effect—its natural effect.Life On The Mississippi, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
On the 4th of August, about one o'clock in the afternoon, I put into solitary confinement a plant-louse of the third generation.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
Guard-room, disgrace, solitary confinement—in fact, everything has been tried; but all to no purpose.'Chatterbox, 1906 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for solitary confinement
isolation imposed on a prisoner, as by confinement in a special cell
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