Based on the last days of solitary, I agree that solitary confinement is inhuman and should be eliminated from the prison. The prisoners in this film are locked down for 23 hours a day for most of the part. While they are down, they become angry; they flood their cells and become upset about the little things. This results in prisoners turning violent. The film demonstrates the only thing which the prisoners do is to injure themselves from time to time. For instance, they can bang their heads, punch the doors using their fists, and break their hand. Sometimes, they can option blades to cut themselves up. All this is contributed to the prisons being stuck in a cell will nothing to do. It breaks these individuals up, making them feel violent. As a result, solitary confinement damages the person both psychologically and physically.
Additionally, the prisoners in this documentary give their confession concerning solitary confinement. For instance, prisoner number 93262, known as Todd Fickett, says being in solitary confinement makes him feel buried alive. They are not able to talk to anyone since no one wants you. He sits and thinks about his thoughts the whole day back and forth. The long-term solitary effects result in Todd frequently cutting himself in the risky parts, always putting his life in danger. Therefore, his probability of suffering from mental health is at a higher level.
Sam Caison is another prisoner in this documentary who confesses about the negative effect of solitary confinement. He is serving two years and nine months for serious attacks and possession of a firearm. Isolation time to him results in spending too much time inside his head. It results in him being paranoid concerning things, and finally, he gets into depression. Depression is a very dangerous thing, especially to individuals locked in a cell for over twenty-two hours a day. Mostly, this makes these persons suffer from the mental loss. With the new program of returning to the street, Caison states that he will have a really hard time. Solitary confinement has made it to have difficulty in making any communication with other people since it breaks him severely.
In the second part of the documentary of the last days of solitary, Dr. Dan Bannish shows the effects of solitary confinement. He achieves this through the treatment of prisoner Todd Fickett. Todd confirms to Dr. Bannish that he still feels like killing himself. The solitary confinement makes these prisoners feel they are controlled. Dr. Bannish discusses a pathological way of control since it ends up with no achievement for the prisoners. These prisoners, just for a brief time, feel they feel a sense of control. However, as time passes, they are left stuck again and mostly in their worst physical shape. Todd indicates a struggling behavior at his first time to recover with Dr. Bannish. Segregation makes Todd feel that the Doctor cannot have any help to him. Moreover, the psychiatrist Dr. Stuart Grassian concludes that solitary confinement is toxic for the mental role.
In conclusion, placing confinement to the prisoners, and forgetting about them makes them worse. In most people, it triggers their violent side, which results in causing harm to themselves. This is mainly a result due to 23 hours of cell lockdown with nothing to do. Thus, this solitary confinement needs to be eliminated from prison.