Deathscapes

Punished to Solitary

Deathscapes

Punished to Solitary

In the days following his seizure, Moises developed severe headaches and vision problems. He saw an LPN for these issues on the afternoon of September 15. He thought that the headaches were caused by his anti-seizure medication and asked to stop taking Depakote. The LPN consulted with the NP, who ordered that he be taken off Depakote and put on a different anti-seizure medication, Keppra.

Later on the 15th, in the evening, Moises had an encounter with another detainee. He reported to an officer that the detainee had pushed him in the shower room and tossed his personal items on the floor. A sergeant at the facilities interviewed Moises and the other detainee about the incident and determined that both should be consigned to segregation, a code word for solitary confinement, pending a disciplinary hearing. At HCDC, it is standard procedure to place all inmates involved in a physical altercation in administrative segregation until the issue can be sorted out. Moises was placed in Unit E, initially in cell 205 on the upper tier.

Detainees in segregation spend most of their time confined to their cells. As such, they tend to experience extreme isolation, sensory deprivation, and idleness (little access to recreation, programming, and congregate activities). Research show that prison segregation aggravates existing physical and mental illnesses.

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Moises was placed in this segregation unit.
Moises was placed in this segregation unit, E. He was initially in cell E205.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An individual cell in the segregation unit E.
An individual cell in the segregation unit E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[imagecaption]Both images ©Hall County Department of Corrections. https://www.hallcountyne.gov/links/Corrections/HCDC2015.pdf.[/imagecaption]


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