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snagglepuss June 12th, 2018 4:16pm

If you were locked in solitary confinement for a week, what would you do to entertain yourself?

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perspective13 looks like rain...
06/17/18 7:18 pm

Read and write and finish a thought.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/17/18 7:53 pm

I don’t think you are allowed anything except bedding and the clothes on your back.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/14/18 6:13 am

Talk to myself, I'd finally get myself to exercise. Daydream

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sea California
06/12/18 8:36 pm

Probably jump for joy.

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sea California
06/13/18 7:26 am

Yeah I would love some peace and quiet. Have 3 little kids running around at home.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/13/18 7:44 am

I see! I understand but they need you and as much chaos as they bring they will bring you much joy and love, unconditional love.

sea California
06/13/18 11:28 am

Yeah I was only joking. Mostly. ๐Ÿ˜€. They could survive a week without me!

Muffin2424 Utah
06/12/18 8:30 pm

I would probably workout like crazy and sleep.

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PrincessPetal Austin, TX
06/12/18 8:28 pm

Day dream, workout, sleep

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EarlyBird Portland
06/12/18 2:31 pm

I’d probably start an exercise program: jumping jacks, squat thrusts, push-ups, running in place, etc.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 3:17 pm

I’d definitely move as much as possible.

susanr Colorado
06/12/18 1:41 pm

If I can’t read or write, or listen to something of my choice, I’d probably go crazy. This is exactly why I started listening to podcasts and rented books on cassette tapes in the 90s, and transitioned to digital audiobooks via Audible in 2001, when I was spending a lot of lab time alone with my hands in a biological or chemical hood. And that was only for a couple of hours at a time.

Without the audio entertainment, my mind went spinning off on its own, and I had lots of thoughts about things I wanted to do or follow up on, but I knew I’d forget them if I couldn’t write them down. The anxiety was annoying.

In a cell with no human interaction and no means of occupying my brain for an entire week, I’m sure I would just lose it.

And this is exactly why solitary confinement for longer periods is considered by many to be inhumane treatment for prisoners, and especially for adolescents, I believe.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 1:52 pm

It’s very unhealthy for adolescents and can negatively affect their development.

I think it’s very inhumane. They need to change prison to be secure yet rehabilitate the prisoners.

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katerina13 stuck in the middle
06/12/18 3:54 pm

I agree. For a short term, like a week, maybe ok. But there are people who’ve been in solitary for 10 or more years. That’s just inexcusable to me.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 5:23 pm

I think a day or two is OK for adults but it’s abuse for adolescents.

youngliberty California
06/12/18 1:34 pm

Do some air drumming

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liddleTrump trump is liddle
06/12/18 1:10 pm

Masturbation, sleep, masturbation, sleep....

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 1:20 pm

You’ll be dehydrated lol

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/12/18 1:02 pm

Sleep, write books (in my head), watch movies (in my head), listen to the voices in my head tell jokes, but mostly do exactly the same thing I'd be doing in prison if I wasn’t in solitary - working on my escape.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 1:20 pm

How many voices are in your head?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/12/18 3:29 pm

Dozens. Only five or six at one time most of the time though.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 5:25 pm

Wow! That’s very interesting.

Supervisor
06/12/18 12:27 pm

I'll be asleep till I'm out. Work out till I pass out

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CrackerJack South Park
06/12/18 12:00 pm

Journal, read, create

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 12:24 pm

I don’t think you’re allowed anything but bedding and the clothes on your back.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
06/12/18 11:23 am

Do what I do when I’m bored normally, think about works of fiction with great world building (the likes of Star Wars, the Avatar Series, etc.)

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DanielWebb
06/12/18 10:56 am

Are you allowed anything in solitary? A book? A pen and paper?

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 12:23 pm

From what I understand you aren’t allowed anything but your clothing and bedding.

DanielWebb
06/12/18 12:32 pm

Man, that’s brutal. I imagine that would be quite difficult.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 1:22 pm

That’s why I was wondering what people would do to get through it.

gow488 Korea
06/12/18 10:32 am

Excessive masturbation.

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suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
06/12/18 12:40 pm

“Excessive “?!?

Seems like a debatable standard. ๐Ÿ˜ณ

benseth 11,780 votes
06/12/18 9:36 am

Thought experiments on problems that I haven’t yet solved.

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benseth 11,780 votes
06/12/18 10:45 am

I say why not. But if I hadn’t been told a specific time of release, my being stuck in a solitary confinement becomes one of those problems I’m trying to figure out. ๐Ÿ˜‹

snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 9:18 am

I would pace, think, sing, dance. Basically anything to pass the time.

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CMChristian gone
06/12/18 9:18 am

Basically thisโ˜

CMChristian gone
06/12/18 9:22 am

Or just try to escape ๐Ÿ˜

CMChristian gone
06/12/18 11:41 am

Tell the guards that I'm prominently Italian and not releasing me would be a mistake. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

CMChristian gone
06/12/18 12:44 pm

What about em?

CMChristian gone
06/12/18 1:24 pm

What's connected?

snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/18 1:29 pm

Are you connected to the mafia?

CMChristian gone
06/12/18 1:32 pm

Chiedi I Doni del New England.๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

katerina13 stuck in the middle
06/12/18 3:49 pm

Lol! This convo...