Derek Burnside

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1 July 2018On 8 July 2013, 29,000 Californian prisoners launched a hunger strike, the largest jail protest the state had ever seen. Their cause? California's use of solitary confinement, which saw some inmates held for decades with almost no human contact. Psychologists deemed it tantamount to torture.Last October Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Britain's chief GP, warned fellow doctors that loneliness can harm health just as much as high blood pressure or smoking. According to the Royal College of General…

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