23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary by Keramet Reiter PDF
By Keramet Reiter
initially intended to be short and unheard of, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has turn into long term and customary. Prisoners spend twenty-three hours an afternoon in featureless cells, without viewers or human touch for years on finish, and they're held totally at directors’ discretion. Keramet Reiter tells the heritage of 1 “supermax,” California’s Pelican Bay nation felony, whose severe stipulations lately sparked a statewide starvation strike by way of 30,000 prisoners. This ebook describes how Pelican Bay used to be created with no legislative oversight, in anxious reaction to Seventies radicals; how simply prisoners slip into solitary; and the psychological havoc and social expenses of years and a long time in isolation. The fabricated from fifteen years of study in and approximately prisons, this e-book presents crucial history to a subject matter now drawing nationwide attention.
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