What’s Love Got To Do With It?


Last Tuesday evening In Dublin I attended a lecture held The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) delivered by Dr. Sharon Shalev on the topic of: “Solitary confinement: necessity, convenience or inhumanity?” It was a great lecture and there were some interesting thoughts and opinions that came to the fore during the Q&A at the end. As is the way with all of these events I can’t keep my hand down and yet again I ask a relevant question that not one person on the board or in the room can or is willing to answer. The emphasis of the lecture was on solitary confinement and the shock horror that this entails; a recurrent theme throughout was how harmful solitary confinement is and was. The one thing that I did notice was that no one except for my travelling companion noticed that not only in Ireland but across the UK solitary…

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About micsirwin

I'm a Postgraduate student at Queens studying Criminology, writer, poet and lover of integrity, dignity, respect and morality
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