How should we treat the worst prisoners? A subject I have been interested in for a long time. Ultra Max prisons keep prisoners in isolation 23 hours a day, letting them out an hour a day to exercise in a slightly larger room. As a result of this, many prisoners go insane from the lack of human interaction. This may not be the best way to deal with troublesome prisoners but then again- everything else has failed to reform them. Are we locking people into closets and throwing away the key or is there a better way? I think there's gotta be.