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.
I am so excited, so is Tom, not only is there a lawsuit against B.O.P.Julia Roberts will star and produce ADX, a movie about the torture of isolation. In an earlier post and in a Solitary Watch article Tommy describes how prisoners are subjected to 4 point restraints. Tom wrote that a prisoner is handcuffed nude to a cement slab, sprayed with mace, The portrait is an original by Tom, that he drew while in "The Hothouse life inside Leavenworth", U.S.P. Leavenworth. I hope this lawsuit will finally bring relief if not an end to isolation!! TOMMY IS NOT PART OF THIS LAWSUIT!
4 point restraint
Also Tommy was recently moved back to D-unit which houses mostly mentally ill prisoners.
So yet another setback for Tommy. As he puts it; just another way to torture him and isolate him more. He has stopped even leaving cell for "recreation" Tom's, In spite of this Tom is in good spirits, no doubt because of lawsuit, meeting with the lawyer is a visit. He is able to see and talk to a person. TOM HAS HIS OWN LAWSUIT
please keep Tom in your thoughts and prayers
And wish attorney Aro luck, and Julia Roberts.
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I pray for all involved in this situation, SO MANY EFFECTED BY THE CRUELTY AT ADX