Last Days of Solitary is a harrowing account of the long-lasting effects of solitary confinement on some of the most dangerous inmates in prison and why it is a struggle for them to re-assimilate into society successfully. It gives the most extensive look into the controversial practice by showing the lives of various inmates and their experiences with solitary confinement.
The documentary calls for a reduction in the use of solitary confinement as a practice in American justice system by questioning what the purpose of imprisonment is in the first place. Is the purpose of imprisonment to allow criminals to suffer for their wrong doing or rehabilitate them? Last Days of Solitary gives a first-person view of the system as it stands today.