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Hell Is a Very Small Place : Voices from Solitary Confinement
by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway and Sarah Shourd


Overview - NOW IN PAPERBACK The "elegant but harrowing" ( San Francisco Chronicle ) collection of writing from solitary confinement that lifts the veil on this widespread modern-day form of torture

On any given day in America, over 80,000 people are held in solitary confinement--held in utter isolation for twenty-three or twenty-four hours a day, moved there from the general population without any legal process or justification.  Read more...


 
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Overview
NOW IN PAPERBACK The "elegant but harrowing" (San Francisco Chronicle) collection of writing from solitary confinement that lifts the veil on this widespread modern-day form of torture

On any given day in America, over 80,000 people are held in solitary confinement--held in utter isolation for twenty-three or twenty-four hours a day, moved there from the general population without any legal process or justification. In a "potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole" (Kirkus Reviews), Hell Is a Very Small Place offers rare accounts from the people who are now or have been in solitary confinement. As Chelsea Manning wrote from her own solitary confinement cell, "The personal accounts by prisoners are some of the most disturbing that I have ever read."

These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement, and a comprehensive introduction by Solitary Watch co-founders James Ridgeway and Jean Casella. Sarah Shourd, herself a survivor of more than a year of solitary confinement, writes eloquently in a preface about an experience that changed her life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781620973516
  • ISBN-10: 1620973510
  • Publisher: New Press
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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