Solitary Confinement Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Solitary Confinement, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Solitary Confinement?

(n) Solitary confinement is the punishment imposed on a person whereby he is kept in isolation from the external world whether or not kept in a designated jail. Solitary confinement is resorted when a person is expected to cause problem when permitted to communicate with others