PROGRAM DETAILS

full program video

FRONTLINE

Solitary Nation

With extraordinary access into one prison block, FRONTLINE reveals the visceral experience of solitary confinement — a punishment the U.S. uses more than most other countries. Filmed inside the Maine State Prison, the film witnesses inmates fighting depression and suicide, the officers who have to keep them locked up in isolation, and a new warden who is re-thinking the practice and trying to reduce the number of inmates in solitary.

Thursday, July 30 at 9:00 pm on 12.1


additional airdates

  • Sunday, August 2 at 6:00 pm on 12.1

upcoming episodes


past episodes


series description

Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut on PBS as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 25 seasons is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.