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    (This video was originally published in August 2016. Since then, Jason Swain has been released from solitary confinement and his mother has been allowed to visit with him.) Shirley Swain's son, Jason, is in prison, suffering from bipolar depression. And for more than 13 years, he's been in solitary confinement - a condition that studies have shown often makes mental illness worse. Critics say that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. "People treat animals better than that,” Shirley Swain says.

(This video was originally published in August 2016. Since then, Jason Swain has been released from solitary confinement and his mother has been allowed to visit with him.) Shirley Swain's son, Jason, is in prison, suffering from bipolar depression. And for more than 13 years, he's been in solitary confinement - a condition that studies have shown often makes mental illness worse. Critics say that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. "People treat animals better than that,” Shirley Swain says. JUSTINE MILLER jmiller@mcclatchy.com
(This video was originally published in August 2016. Since then, Jason Swain has been released from solitary confinement and his mother has been allowed to visit with him.) Shirley Swain's son, Jason, is in prison, suffering from bipolar depression. And for more than 13 years, he's been in solitary confinement - a condition that studies have shown often makes mental illness worse. Critics say that amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. "People treat animals better than that,” Shirley Swain says. JUSTINE MILLER jmiller@mcclatchy.com

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