Dr. Kupers in the News

An article by Dr. Terry Kupers, Professor Emeritus in the Wright Institute's Clinical Psychology Program, titled "It’s time to end solitary confinement behind bars" was recently published by Al Jazeera.

"The harm stems from social isolation and forced idleness. Human beings are social creatures who need human engagement and meaningful productive activities to sustain mental stability, healthy relationships and productive pro-social pursuits," Dr. Kupers wrote. "Forced isolation leads to a decimation of life skills, including the capacity to resolve differences peacefully, and that explains why there is less violence in the prisons when the use of solitary confinement declines."

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