Voices from Solitary: Walk With Me ‚ÄĒ Life on the Inside of the SMU at USP Lewisburg

The following account comes from Live from Lockdown, a website focused on “using technology to provide voice and access to gang leaders and other influential inmates who are known personally by the community. Rather than glamorize street gangs, the mission of LIVE is to utilize gang leadership as credible messengers to provide an unvarnished view […]

Seven Days in Solitary [11/10/13]

The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past week that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts. ‚ÄĘ Lance Tapley of The Portland Phoenix provides readers with a look inside Maine State Prison’s¬†Special Management Unit, which he describes as “a physical manifestation of the banality of […]

Voices from Solitary: Prison Transfer

Editors’ Note: Tewhan Butler, a leader of the Bloods in New Jersey, is¬†five years into a¬†30-year in federal prison sentence. His writing appears, along with that of other former gang members now serving time, on the website Live from LockDown, a project of Raise¬†UP! Media. On Live from Lockdown, he describes his situation this way:¬†“Having […]