Solitary Is Torture

The following essay is by William Blake, who has been held in solitary confinement for nearly 26 years. Currently he is in administrative segregation at Elmira Correctional Facility, a maximum security facility located in south central New York State. In 1987, Blake, then 23 and in county court on a drug charge, murdered one deputy…


There Is a Guilt

A guilt we all have for the fact that we must consume to live. This guilt, absent theological foundation, becomes a poison very quickly: Because we are exploiters, by our nature. Science fiction movies in which an alien race has come and suck out all of the resources of a planet only to leave it…