Can solitary confinement be torture? Even George Will says yes.

Conservative columnist George Will recently wrote: “Tens of thousands of American prison inmates are kept in prolonged solitary confinement that arguably constitutes torture.”

In “liberal” Oregon, where Democrats control the governor’s mansion and the state legislature, abuses of solitary confinement are being reported – including the case of politically active prisoner Kevin “Rashid” Johnson.

It’s time for officials -- including Oregon’s governor -- to stop prolonged solitary confinement, and investigate whether prisoners are being punished for objecting to this abusive treatment.