Solitary Confinement Is Used as Torture Chambers for Black Dissidents
Sensory deprivation, lack of social contact and restricted access to all intellectual and emotional stimuli can destroy a person. It’s torture.
By Kanya D’Almeida Bret Grote, Al Jazeera; August 21, 2012 – AlterNet
Russell “Maroon” Shoats has been kept in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania for 30 years after being elected president of the prison-approved Lifers’ Association. He was initially convicted for his alleged role in an attack authorities claim was carried out by militant Black activists on the Fairmont Park Police Station in Philadelphia that left a park