Solitary Confinement Abuses Could Open Door to Wider Prison Reform

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More than 100 years ago, the US Supreme Court acknowledged the cruelty of solitary confinement. Recently, the suicide of a New York teenager isolated for two years without ever being charged has created an uproar. Why is solitary still used? What are the alternatives?

Also, the Senate votes to salvage President Obama's trade deal. On today's Talking Point, can a chicken become a dinosaur? A scientific consultant to the movie Jurassic World says, "yes." But, why? 

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