Is the US Prison System Broken

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Mar. 26, 2015

The US Supreme Court has called for a review of solitary confinement and mandatory sentences claiming that the current corrections system is broken with Justice Anthony Kennedy calling solitary confinement inhumane saying that it literally drives men mad. The US holds more inmates in solitary confinement that any other developed nation, according to a recent federal review. Kennedy also pointed out that many European countries group difficult prisoners in cells of three or four, which seems to be more effective. Is the US prison system broken? We look at the story, in this Lip News clip with Jo Ankier and Gabriel Mizrahi.