solitary confinement
n.
Imprisoning someone alone in an isolated cell, without contact with fellow prisoners or without any human contact at all, even from prison employees.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


solitary confinement
The placement of a prisoner in a cell away from other prisoners, usually as a form of internal discipline, but occasionally to protect the convict from other prisoners or to prevent the prisoner from causing trouble.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

solitary confinement
n.
   the placement of a prisoner in a federal or state prison in a cell away from other prisoners, usually as a form of internal penal discipline, but occasionally to protect the con- vict from other prisoners or to prevent the prisoner from causing trouble. Long-term solitary confinement may be found to be unconstitutional as "cruel and unusual punishment."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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