“Segregation is tricky on the inmate,” said Lars, of Hagerstown, Maryland. “Because if the inmate is not careful, they adapt to it. And they start becoming antisocial, they become crazy, they can lose their mind. Ask yourself, can you live in a bathroom for 10 years?”

–From “Solitary,” a new film by award-winning director Kristi Jacobson, recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City and will air later this year on HBO.

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