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For decades, the United States has been fixated on incarceration, building prisons and locking up more and more people. But at what cost, and has it really made a difference? FRONTLINE goes to the epicenter of the raging debate about incarceration in America, focusing on the controversial practice of solitary confinement and on new efforts to reduce the prison population, as officials are rethinking what to do with criminals.
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Riveting look at solitary

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        Comments about PBS FRONTLINE: Locked Up in America: Solitary Nation and Prison State DVD:

        Filmmakers were given access to a horrific world Americans rarely see. Sometimes this documentary is hard to watch as some of these inmates descend into depression and self-abuse. Excellent interviews with prison staff who are trying to cope with the daily fallout from a Kafka-esque system: men who act out in solitary receive more time in solitary.

        Is the cure worse than the disease? The warden is looking for better solutions but few are on the horizon.

        Great storytelling and camera work.

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