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The news media outlet, The Guardian, has put together a new virtual reality experience that simulates solitary confinement in the United States!

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The app is called, 6×9, and it takes you into a virtual cell where you experience exactly what prisoners in the U.S. experience when they are placed in solitary confinement.

6×9 tells a story of the psychological damage isolation creates. They created the app to bring awareness to the fact that over 80,000 people are in solitary confinement in the U.S.

“Right now, more than 80,000 people are in solitary confinement in the U.S. They spend 22-24 hours a day in their cells, with little to no human contact for days or even decades.”

If you didn’t know human interaction is actually very important to human health. I mean granted, individuals who are placed in solitary confinement are usually high profile criminals. But then you have some who aren’t but are placed into solitary confinement for different reasons internally. When people are deprived of being social for lengths of time is when psychological problems begin to arise and severely effect mental health.

But any action that generates awareness is always a good way to create further steps forward. Check out the app, it’s actually pretty deep. 6×9 is only available on Google Play.

Source: The Guardian