- About 80,000 people in the U.S. are being held in solitary-type confinement
- New York state agreed to limit solitary confinement for some prisoners
- Study showed solitary prisoners had higher likelihood of self-harm
This report was first published in February 2014.
(CNN)Robert King still remembers well the dimensions of his cell: 6 x 9 x 12 feet. There was a steel bed and a sink that doubled as a toilet where he would also wash clothes.