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Season 10, Episode 22 of 99

Designing prisons and prison cells can mean big business for architecture firms, though the design of solitary confinement units in particular are raising ethical questions among architects in the field. While psychiatric studies have repeatedly found that prolonged solitary confinement can lead to profound mental disorders, today the practice remains in regular use throughout the United States' prison system. But a growing number of architects who are concerned about human rights are refusing to work on projects that include solitary confinement units. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent David Tereshchuk reports.

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