Frontline: Solitary Nation
About This Episode
About 80,000 Americans are held in solitary confinement on any given day. With extraordinary access into one prison block, FRONTLINE reveals the visceral experience of solitary confinement — a punishment the U.S. uses more than most other countries. Filmed inside the Maine State Prison, the film witnesses inmates fighting depression and suicide, the officers who have to keep them locked up in isolation, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary.