Solitary Confinement: Definition & Effects


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The use of solitary confinement is argued to violate which of an inmate's constitutional rights?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an alternate term for solitary confinement?

2. This is the term for the effect that the process of adapting to incarceration has on individuals' psychological and sociological state.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about solitary confinement and how it's used in the penal system. Take this quiz/worksheet and answer questions on areas like a constitutional amendment that may be violated by solitary confinement, according to some arguments, and some other terms for solitary confinement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas:

  • Effect on a person's psyche when adapting to incarceration
  • Agency that establishes guidelines for evaluating the behavior of an inmate
  • Offenders most likely to be put into protective custody

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on solitary confinement, such as the effect that incarceration has on a person's psychology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the agency that is responsible for creating the guidelines to assess an inmate's behavior and some other terms for solitary confinement
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the constitutional rights that are argued to be violated with solitary confinement

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of solitary confinement, you can watch the video lesson called Solitary Confinement: Definition & Effects. You'll be going over these points:

  • The definition of 'solitary confinement'
  • The process of reentry
  • Reasons for the use of solitary confinement