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Writer of words, hater of prisons. Books forthcoming @BasicBooks. Books forthcame @uncpress etc. Rep'd by @garamondagency. @waprisonhistory
Sep 6, 2018 29 tweets 12 min read
We need to pay attention to--and work to end--the use of solitary confinement. It is there, in the long-term lockdowns & sensory deprivation conditions that daily house upwards of 100,000 people in US, where the cruel endgame of American punishment is made clear. 1/ Solitary has always been a part of American prisons. It was central to the Quaker notion of "penitentiaries," only instead of penitence isolation led people to mental & physical decay. As well as rebellion & romance. See @activisthistory upenn.edu/pennpress/book… 2/