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St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson addresses reporters after a man in custody attempted suicide and later died. 12/8/15. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

On the imprisonment of Loki and how psychologically damaging Odin's punishment is. - WOW this is some hardcore fangirl analysis. I love it. Prepare for major Loki feels

On the imprisonment of Loki and how psychologically damaging Odin's punishment is. - WOW this is some hardcore fangirl analysis. I love it. Prepare for major Loki feels

Photo by Sean Kernan - A prisoner in solitary confinement. Alabama, 1979. S)

Solitary Confinement Is Cruel and All Too Common

New York Times: Sept. 3, 2015 - Editorial: Solitary confinement is cruel and all too common

Scott A. Tucker, 46, taught at Whitmer from 1997 until 2001, when he resigned. During his time there, he coached the baseball and freshman football teams. Mr. Tucker’s separation agreement with Washington Local stipulated that it not be included in any public files but instead be held by the district’s attorney.

Ricardo Alvarez Prisoner #43A515 Actor: Tomas Milian Convicted March 3, 1943, Armed robbery. Sentence: 20 years. Convicted June 6, 1961, Murder in the first degree. Sentence: Life imprisonment, solitary confinement. Miguel Alvarez' grandfather.

Iowa's Appeal Court approved a 45 year sentence last Wednesday on October 30, 2015. It’s called the Criminalization of Asperger Syndrome and Mental Illness.

23 States Have Enacted Reforms to Remove Children from Adult Court | Equal Justice Initiative

Eastern State Penitentiary, c. 1876. Via Wikimedia Commons.

What Does Solitary Confinement Do To Your Mind?

Supporters say the practice helps keep prisons safe, and that may be true. What’s undeniable, however, is that solitary confinement can also take a heavy mental toll.