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I wouldn't say I have a soft spot for criminals, and I firmly think that there should be just punishment when a crime takes place. However, I find it hard to believe that many people deserve to be kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day for 11 years. And that is what has happened at Tamm's supermax prison. And I'm not the only one who thinks this way. And in case you prefer pictures, the Chicago Tribune had a great photo essay last month. [Via]

 
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