The finding of a statistically significant increase in mortality suggests there might be a relationship between punitive isolation and death after release.
Solitary confinement is torture; it isn’t rehabilitation. Our brains and bodies are not designed for us to be alone . . . and given that 95 percent of the two million incarcerated people currently languishing in America’s prisons will go back to their neighborhoods, what good is that punishment supposed to serve? It is literally like being chained up as an animal and then being sent back to the wild.
Marcus Bullock - Successful Entrepreneur & Solitary Survivor