The Guardian has recreated a 6x9 solitary confinement cell in VR, designed to be viewed with Google's cheap cardboard VR viewers, which uses your phone for screens.
America imprisons more people than any other country in the world, ever. State and federal governments routinely use solitary confinement as a form of punishment (including punishment for whistleblowers), despite the fact that the UN deems this a form of torture. Many prisoners in solitary are doubled up, with a second prisoner in a cell so small they have to take turns standing.
What’s it like to spend 23 hours a day in a cell measuring 6x9 feet for days, weeks, months or even years? 6x9 is the Guardian's first virtual reality experience, which places you inside a US solitary confinement prison cell and tells the story of the psychological damage that can ensue from isolation.
6×9: A virtual experience of solitary confinement [The Guardian]
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The administration of President Donald Trump has started to return to Congress copies of an extensive 2014 report on the the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices, U.S. officials revealed on Friday.
Today, the whistleblower Chelsea Manning stepped out of the Military Corrections Complex at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, having served the longest sentence in US history for whistleblowing; for the duration of her ongoing appeal, she is on “excess leave in an active-duty status” which entitles her to access to military health-care insurance and other benefits.
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