A group hoping to end the prison system's use of prolonged solitary confinement says the practice amounts to a form of torture.
Seven years ago, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture formed to try to end the government's use of torture in places like Iraq and Cuba. President Linda Gustitus
says the increasing use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons leads to more problems and is becoming a costly way for budget-strapped governments to house prisoners.
Gustitus says the practice is common here..