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…


1,000 Years in a Day

No, the title is not referring to a biblical timescale or anything of that sort. It is referring to the possible development of a drug that would slow time for the person who takes it, which of course in our society someone related to serving a prison sentence. Moral: Those who seek retributive justice can…


Kafka’s “The Trial” Is Our Reality

An amazing and prescient column appeared yesterday on several outlets, originally posted here. I would highly recommend, if you have not read or seen Kafka’s The Trial, to do so. In the meantime, here is a taste: There is a certain level of dishonesty in the common study of history. We look back at the…