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Colorado prison director recounts experience in solitary confinement

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Georgia Valentine, an intern with the legal Services for Prisoners with Children, hangs a poster calling for the reform in the use of solitary confinement in California prisons during a demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Members of the Assembly and Senate public safety committees held the first of several joint hearings in response to a massive inmate hunger strike this summer protesting conditions for gang leaders held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison and three other state prisons. Rich Pedroncelli/AP
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