Engels says... Except, you know, not the solitary part. You put them in a cage where they are bars that prevent physical interactions with others, yet you can still communicate. Its not rocket science. Oh, and noone, ever, deserves the time this man was sentenced to. If he did something that awful, just fucking put him to death. Its not as cruel. iaui said: I agree, but I'm not sure there's another way... If someone is genuinely a threat to all around those them solitary confinement may be the least of the 'punishments' we could give them.