Voices from Solitary: Sad Flutes

Francis Bauer Harris has been on Death Row at Greene State Correctional Institution for 19¬†years. He was convicted of first degree murder in 1997, though he continues to maintain his innocence. On Death Row, Harris spends 23 to 24 hours a day in solitary confinement. According to a friend with whom he corresponds, “he feels […]

Voices from Solitary: Surviving the "Prison Within a Prison"

The following was submitted to Solitary Watch by Ricardo “Truth” Noble, who has spent five years in Pennsylvania’s Restrictive Housing Units. Pennsylvania’s RHU’s hold over 1,500 inmates in solitary confinement. Incarcerated for 21 years, he is serving life-without-parole. Noble ¬†describes the experience of being in the RHU as an intense and hopeless place where he […]