I'm old and am accustomed to spending time alone; even so, I'd be hard pressed to choose between the Saudi barbarism of canning and he US barbarism os indefinite solitary confinement.
It's no good joining Mercutio in saying "a pox[?] on both your houses"; curses are no longer effective; urge kindness whenever you can. Urge Governor Jerry Brown to abolish solitary confinement in the Pelican Bay prison. Close all prisons; use creative alternatives.