For over 3 decades Tommy Silverstein, has been held in the most isolated conditions, far beyond mere solitary confinement. Here we include some of his essays, his incredible art work, and most importantly, his appeals for the prison to move him to general population. He has been a model prisoner for all these years. Sent to isolation for killing an inmate and a guard. Please remember that the Death Penalty is a different issue this blog is about isolation.
Tom told me about a show America's book of Secrets
Premiere Date:May 03, 2014
Go inside the maximum-security world of America's "secret prisons" and unveil their hidden agendas and covert operations. With about one in every one hundred and seven Americans serving time, why are there more people incarcerated in the United States than any where else in the world? Bob Hood, the former Warden at the United States Administrative Maximum Facility reveals what life is like for prisoners inside the gates of what is considered the most secure prison in America. Former inmate Andrew Stepanian reveals details of his lock-up at the Communication Management Unit, a prison that holds some of the country's greatest security threats. Director of the ACLU National Prison Project David Fathi describes the "Kids for Cash" scandal and the under-the-radar Debtors' Prisons. And former Warden Daniel Vasquez explains the big-business surrounding private prisons and FEMA Camps