What Do You Know About Solitary Confinement?

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What Do You Know About Solitary Confinement? - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Help us understand the different types of people quizzing. What is your age group?
    • A. 

      Under 18

    • B. 

      18-30

    • C. 

      30-50

    • D. 

      50+

  • 2. 
    Male or female?
    • A. 

      Male

    • B. 

      Female

  • 3. 
    How engaged in the news and current policies are you? 
    • A. 

      Very engaged

    • B. 

      Engaged

    • C. 

      Slightly engaged

    • D. 

      I do not involve myself in government policy or news

  • 4. 
    Do you live in New York State?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    Which of the following describes your race?
    • A. 

      White/Caucasian

    • B. 

      African-American/Black

    • C. 

      Asain

    • D. 

      American Indian or Alaska native

    • E. 

      Pacific Islander

    • F. 

      Other

  • 6. 
    What is the minimum amount of time a prisoner spends in solitary confinement each day? 
    • A. 

      12 hours

    • B. 

      20 hours

    • C. 

      5 hours

    • D. 

      22 hours

  • 7. 
    The New York City Department of Correction intends to decrease its solitary confinement capacity by 69% by the end of 2013.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    What fraction of incarcerated people in NYC receive mental health treatment while in jail?
    • A. 

      1/3

    • B. 

      2/3

    • C. 

      All prisoners are eligible to receive mental health treatment in jail.

  • 9. 
    Women treated for mental illness can expect to stay in jail 3.6 times longer than other prisoners.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The New York City jails have one of the highest rates of solitary confinement in the United States
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    How many solitary confinement beds does the New York City Department of Correction set aside to punish people diagnosed with mental illness?
    • A. 

      1,000

    • B. 

      100-200

    • C. 

      500

    • D. 

      200-300

  • 12. 
    Prisoners cannot and do not commit suicide in jail. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    What was the average length of time a Rikers Island prisoner was detained in solitary confinement in 2012?
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      60 days

    • C. 

      120 days

    • D. 

      4 months

  • 14. 
    What is a major reason prisoners are held in solitary confinement? 
    • A. 

      They are immigrants and cannot afford bail.

    • B. 

      They have caused violence in the jail.

    • C. 

      They are returning to jail.

    • D. 

      They disobeyed rules of the jail.

  • 15. 
    2 weeks in solitary confinement constitutes as torture.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Taxpayers dollars do not go towards solitary confinement. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The psychological effects of solitary confinement are easily treated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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