“What kind of house does a man who lives in a 6-foot-by-9-foot cell for 30 years dream of?”
Last month, at the age of 71, after 41 years in solitary confinement, and less than three days of freedom, Herman Wallace died of cancer in Louisiana. He once asked me: "Why would you be my friend? Are you forgetting that I don't believe in God?"
After spending 23 hours a day isolated in a small cell akin to a coffin, this change is monumental. I spent over a year in
Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace Given "Cruel And Inhumane" Prison Sentences: Amnesty International (POLL)
In 1913, solitary confinement was ruled in the US as ineffective and cruel and was abandoned by the Eastern State Penitentiary