The U.S. is the world leader in solitary
confinement, with more than 80,000 American prisoners being held in isolation.
But, in recent years, more than 30 states have begun to experiment with reforms
aimed at reducing the use of solitary. Filmed over three years, with immersive,
unprecedented access to the solitary unit at Maine State Prison, Last Days
of Solitary portrays—in almost real-time—the psychological disintegration
of human beings, and the challenge of how to deal with men considered the most
dangerous in the state. Reentry literature provided.