Why We Must Listen to Survivors of Solitary Confinement | Truthout | "Jean Casella and Sarah Shourd, co-editors (along with James Ridgeway) of Hell Is a Very Small Place, discuss the history of solitary confinement, the violence of isolation, the importance of prison-based resistance and the growing movement to end solitary for good." Click to read and share the full article.
Ricardo Alvarez Prisoner #43A515 Actor: Tomas Milian Convicted March 3, 1943, Armed robbery. Sentence: 20 years. Convicted June 6, 1961, Murder in the first degree. Sentence: Life imprisonment, solitary confinement. Miguel Alvarez' grandfather.
Shaka Senghor: The reality of solitary confinement | Fusion ( “I’ve seen some incremental change and there’s a whole lot more to be changed. It really starts with humanizing the issue. Often we hear the statistics… Sometimes we just forget what that really looks like.”)