Solitary confinement, colloquially referred to as "the hole" (or in British English "the block"), is a punishment in which a prisoner is denied contact with any other persons, excluding guards, chaplains and doctors. Punishment is the practice of imposing something unpleasant on a subject as a response to some unwanted behavior or disobedience that the subject has displayed. ...
Solitary confinement is depicted in John Sturge's film The Great Escape, Frank Darabont's film The Shawshank Redemption, Mumia Abu-Jamal's book Live from Death Row and Papillon. Also frequently appearing on the HBO prison series Oz. The Great Escape, written by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett and directed by John Sturges, is a famous and acclaimed 1963 World War II film, based on a true story about Allied POWs with a record for escaping from POW camps. ... Frank Darabont (born on January 28, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. ... The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 movie, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. ... This articles section called Court proceedings and controversies surrounding the 1982 trial is missing references or citation of sources. ... Live from Death Row, published in May of 1995, is a collection of memoirs by American death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. ... Paperback book cover for Papillon. ... Oz was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced by HBO. The show, which aired for six seasons (1997-2003), is set in a maximum-security prison. ...
Categories: Penal imprisonment | Psychology stubs | Crime stubs Supermax is the name used to describe control-unit prisons or units within prisons, representing the most secure and austere levels of custody in the prison systems of the United States and other countries. ...
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