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 let me know his book is coming along and is having a lot
of success getting his manuscript out.
I'll ask him for an excerpt.
Recently he woke to the gas I have written about before. I
guess it is ok to gas everyone.The gas for the offending prisoner permeates to all surrounding prisoners. Causes vomiting disorientation, gagging, sore throat, nausea...
Did I mention that I looked up the gas that is used on the
prisoners? I sent it to Tom and the letter was rejected and sent back to
me."They" can gas prisoners
but they are not allowed to know what it is or what it does to their bodies.
I'd like to ask readers a favor just for me. Someone has
written Tom that this blog isn't very good or done well . And I misspell things. Please write me with any suggestions how I might improve. This is an ad free blog I do not make money here ever.
I do not have a clue why anyone would put down this blog.
Hey! we are # 3! Again it is you readers that have made this blog. Thank you
Now on to the topic of Mental Health. Tom had mentioned to me he was
feeling low. I know in winter it is hard for us. These isolated prisoners have
no way of grounding themselves. It pains me to think of the lack of touching
the earth. To me it is like when in years past I see a lion ape or bear
surrounded by concrete. We know grounding with the earth is essential. Tom is a
vegetarian, so hopefully that helps(no angry food). Tom told me it was because of him that the
vegetarian choice had been made available to other prisoners; I encourageany to write him and ask about this, it is
I will add the B.O.P. health director's address here and the director
My letter to them will include reminding that good health
physical and mental comes from the ability to touch and see Mother earth.
I welcome any ideas and/or suggestions even criticism