This 41b law really sounds like the way forward. Surprised the US has a problem with it. Is life in US prisons so much better?
In the United States, a judge refused the extradition of a convicted Cosa Nostra heroin trafficker on the grounds that Italy's tough prison regime for gangsters was a form of torture.
Italy's special jail regime is known by the article of the law that authorised it as 41b. It is largely the creation of Giovanni Falcone, the star anti-mafia prosecutor killed by Cosa Nostra 15 years ago. Prisoners subject to 41b spend much of each day in solitary confinement. Their cells are stripped of possessions. Their post is censored. Their few family visits are rigorously monitored. And they have limited access to the open air.