Mon 2/6: Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison (HBO)
Following its successful premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, this provocative documentary goes inside one of America’s controversial, “supermax” prisons, which employ solitary confinement to breakdown its inmates. For years psychology experts have condemned the practice, calling it unconstitutional and inhumane. But the doc doesn’t just profile the prisoners; it also interviews the prison guards tasked with enforcing the arguably cruel treatment. Regardless on which side of the issue you fall, it is hard not to consider if there are alternatives.