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Former prisoner on mission to change solitary confinement



ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Anthony Gay, who spent 22 years in solitary confinement, and who’s now pushing to change the practice.

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  1. Rehabilitation ha. More like herding humans.

  2. THIS IS JUST EVILLLLL. THEY KNEW THIS WAS DO WRONG AND NO ONE STEPPED UP FOR THIS MAN. KILLERS GOT LESS TIME.

  3. I’m surprised he can even communicate after that.

  4. Rich people embezzle thousands of people out of their money, they get a slap on the wrist. A poor man, usually black, is caught smoking marijuana and is sentenced to ten years. Something needs to change.

  5. Why do ppl think solitary confinement makes things better if they can’t be with other people then figure out another system this dosent work

  6. Abolish solitary confinement

  7. My husband spent 8 months straight in isolation which is WAY less than many others and he still had bad psychological effects from it.

  8. Who made prisons into the psychiatric ward?

  9. A dollar a hat a fight driving no license = over 2 decades as solitary confinement ??
    🐽👮

  10. I was on probation in 2007 I gave my P.O. two dirty marijuana test and I got sent to prison for two years. That door's been revolving ever since. We need the system to be reformed.

  11. Chauvin is headed straight to solitary! 👍

  12. I agree that it’s cruel to lock someone in a cell alone for 23 hrs a day, and there are definitely people in prison that deserve it. I don’t think it should be used as a punishment for misbehaving in prison. It will only make that person more violent and mentally unstable.

  13. So, if someone commit a crime, the criminal gonna get to live like in 3 star hotel??

  14. Thank you for being the change you want to see in the world….

  15. He'll get the job done too, cuz with the present administration, their all about the criminal, couldn't careless about all the victims and the victims families, lets make the criminals as comfortable as possible while the families live the rest of their lives without their victimized loved ones… "Execute" the ones on death row to make room for more…

  16. The American prison system is horrendous. And for everyone. I’m not talking just the prisoners. Everyone!! All for the elite to make money on. Disgusting

  17. "They keep me locked up in this cage, can't they see its why my brain says rage" — James Hetfield

  18. He basically got 22 years for stealing a dollar . What a great justice system we have

  19. i prefer solitary confinement…

  20. Americas prison system was built for ex slaves. Imagine the inhuman conditions slaves lived under for 500 years and now there is a system to continue this process. If jails like other countries were built to help people and the most extreme like gang members and murders yes you have to take a more extreme approach but most people in prison should never be subjected to the mental torture they are subjected to. A kid who stole a $500 computer should never be jailed with a murder. This is not difficult to overhaul. America lacks the will to do the right thing by its people. Look at policing. Clearly a change is needed but certain Americans love the system as it’s created because it benefits one type of American while it’s oppressive to others. Americans issue has and will always be racism. Everything is about race. One race fears or hate the others so they crate laws to criminalize those people and call them bad and evil.

  21. Being locked up is a entirely different world if you have never been there you have no idea! Yea some guys need to be in there but alot of people dont.

  22. ᴵᵐ ˢᵘᵇᵇᶦⁿᵍ ᵗᵒ ᵃⁿʸᵒⁿᵉ ʷʰᵒ ˢᵘᵇˢ ᵗᵒ ᵐᵉ ᵃⁿᵈ ˡᶦᵏᵉˢ ᵗʰᶦˢ❤️

  23. I been to solitary confinement it’s bad but you do the crime you do the time

  24. Amen and amen. He said it all.

  25. This is how the system works- breaks law = prison ( no fun )

  26. Thank you sir for speaking up!

  27. Yes Dr. Stephanie, I thought about this with cops as well if you have a breakdown in communication or none people cannot understand social clues and things become worse.

  28. Cruel and unusual punishment, everyone knows some people go in for misdemeanor crimes, and get worse by having to defend themselves and the guilty pleas and the court systems are not justified. Let the blind see, and the deaf hear…

  29. Lots of corporate-tools on this thread.

    You’re all pathetic cowards and obedient-idiots.

  30. If we are going to keep theses systems they should be adjusted frequently

  31. Lol the whole point is that prison not supposed to be pleasant. This guy thought by acting crazy they will send him to mental home and he avoids prison. Nope sorry dude…don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

  32. Simple….dont do the crime if you cant do the time…

  33. I am 5’8” 100 nothing lbs white man you seriously think putting me in solitary is a punishment. Keep me locked please 🙏

  34. You dont get solitary unless theres a good reason

  35. Biden's fraudulent presidency sending America straight down the dumper 😳

  36. Just stop committing crime acts

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