Rule 44 of the Nelson Mandela reads:

“For the purpose of these rules, solitary confinement shall refer to the confinement of prisoners for 22 hours or more a day without meaningful human contact. Prolonged solitary confinement shall refer to solitary confinement for a time period in excess of 15 consecutive days.”


Interested in learning more about solitary confinement?

Download the John Howard Society of Ontario’s informative fact sheet here or give the Nelson Mandela Rules a read here.

Alternatively, see what academics and journalists alike have said about the subject.