Read the Justice Dept. inspector general's report on solitary confinement for federal inmates, including those with mental illness

Federal prisoners, including those with mental illness, are being kept in solitary confinement for long periods of time in violation of federal policy, according to a new report. Although the Bureau of Prisons states that it does not practice solitary confinement, the Justice Department inspector general found inmates, including mentally ill prisoners, housed in single-cell confinement for extended periods of time and “with limited human contact,” the 96-page report concluded. Federal prisons keeping mentally ill in solitary confinement for long stretches of time, new report says