72 solitary confinement

Solitary Confinement

Discussion Starters
  • Adv
  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 4

Students read about solitary confinement and how US prisons justify this form of punishment. They also discuss whether isolation is torture or a necessary evil in a prison environment.

Lesson Tasks
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • discussion questions
Vocabulary
  • isolated
  • inmate
  • restricted
  • death penalty
  • humane
  • torture
  • necessary evil
  • justify
  • disciplinary
  • consequence
  • rehabilitation
  • segregation