18 Months Solitary Confinement for Masturbation

Fact: Under Bureau of Prisons official policy, masturbation is punishable by up to six months in “disciplinary segregation” (solitary confinement). For a second offense within eighteen months, another year of solitary confinement is officially permissible.

Fact: In other words, the punishment for masturbating twice in 18 months, under official BOP policy, is up to 18 months in solitary confinement.

Source: The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Abuses of Solitary Confinement, Washington Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights and Urban Affairs


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