In this April 21, 2016 photo, Brian Nelson, a prisoners’ rights coordinator for the Uptown People’s Law Center, poses for a photo at the UPLC office in Chicago. Nelson served 26 years in prison for armed robbery and murder, many of which were in solitary. Illinois lawmakers are pushing state prisons to restrict their use of solitary confinement, joining a national movement that has policymakers rethinking a decades-old punishment that critics say has deep psychological impacts.
In this April 21, 2016 photo, Brian Nelson, a prisoners’ rights coordinator for the Uptown People’s Law Center, poses for a photo at the UPLC office in Chicago. Nelson served 26 years in prison for armed robbery and murder, many of which were in solitary. Illinois lawmakers are pushing state prisons to restrict their use of solitary confinement, joining a national movement that has policymakers rethinking a decades-old punishment that critics say has deep psychological impacts. M. Spencer Green AP
In this April 21, 2016 photo, Brian Nelson, a prisoners’ rights coordinator for the Uptown People’s Law Center, poses for a photo at the UPLC office in Chicago. Nelson served 26 years in prison for armed robbery and murder, many of which were in solitary. Illinois lawmakers are pushing state prisons to restrict their use of solitary confinement, joining a national movement that has policymakers rethinking a decades-old punishment that critics say has deep psychological impacts. M. Spencer Green AP

State seeks to limit use of solitary confinement

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