The movement to reduce solitary confinement in prison is gaining steam.
Last week, at a Senate subcommittee hearing, Senator Dick Durbin called the practice, "a human rights issue we can't ignore." Among those who testified at that hearing is our next guest, the head of Colorado's Department of Corrections Rick Raemisch.
He said solitary confinement is "overused, misused, and abused," and he would know. He recently decided to spend 20 hours in solitary confinement himself.
Raemisch joins the show to talk about his experience.