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From the Ted Talk by Nalini Nadkarni: Life science in prison

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And just recently, we've begun to work with those men who are segregated in what we call sparuemx facilities. They've ierrcnud violent infractions by becoming violent with guards and with other prisoners. They're kept in bare clles like this for 23 hours a day. When they have meetings with their review boards or mental health professionals, they're placed in immobile booths like this. For one hour a day they're brought to these baelk and bland exercise yards. Although we can't bring trees and prairie plants and forgs into these environments, we are bringing images of nature into these esxecire yadrs, putting them on the wllas, so at least they get contact with visual images of nature. This is Mr. Lopez, who has been in solitary confinement for 18 months, and he's providing input on the types of images that he believes would make him and his follew inmates more serene, more calm, less apt to vilenoce.

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And just recently, we've begun to work with those men who are segregated in what we call ________ facilities. They've ________ violent infractions by becoming violent with guards and with other prisoners. They're kept in bare _____ like this for 23 hours a day. When they have meetings with their review boards or mental health professionals, they're placed in immobile booths like this. For one hour a day they're brought to these _____ and bland exercise yards. Although we can't bring trees and prairie plants and _____ into these environments, we are bringing images of nature into these ________ _____, putting them on the _____, so at least they get contact with visual images of nature. This is Mr. Lopez, who has been in solitary confinement for 18 months, and he's providing input on the types of images that he believes would make him and his ______ inmates more serene, more calm, less apt to ________.

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And just recently, we've begun to work with those men who are segregated in what we call Supermax facilities. They've incurred violent infractions by becoming violent with guards and with other prisoners. They're kept in bare cells like this for 23 hours a day. When they have meetings with their review boards or mental health professionals, they're placed in immobile booths like this. For one hour a day they're brought to these bleak and bland exercise yards. Although we can't bring trees and prairie plants and frogs into these environments, we are bringing images of nature into these exercise yards, putting them on the walls, so at least they get contact with visual images of nature. This is Mr. Lopez, who has been in solitary confinement for 18 months, and he's providing input on the types of images that he believes would make him and his fellow inmates more serene, more calm, less apt to violence.

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