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The Resource Hell is a very small place : voices from solitary confinement, edited by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, Sarah Shourd ; preface by Sarah Shourd ; introduction by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway ; afterword by Juan E. Méndez

Hell is a very small place : voices from solitary confinement, edited by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, Sarah Shourd ; preface by Sarah Shourd ; introduction by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway ; afterword by Juan E. Méndez

Label
Hell is a very small place : voices from solitary confinement
Title
Hell is a very small place
Title remainder
voices from solitary confinement
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, Sarah Shourd ; preface by Sarah Shourd ; introduction by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway ; afterword by Juan E. Méndez
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Yet the United States holds more than eighty thousand people in isolation on any given day. Now sixteen authors vividly describe the miserable realities of life in solitary. In a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of solitary confinement on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement, and a comprehensive introduction by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella. Sarah Shourd, herself a survivor of more than a year of solitary confinement, writes eloquently in a preface about an experience that changed her life. "--
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DLC
Dewey number
365/.6092273
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9471
LC item number
.H45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Casella, Jean
  • Ridgeway, James
  • Shourd, Sarah
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • LAW / Civil Rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
  • Solitary confinement
  • Imprisonment
  • Imprisonment
  • Solitary confinement
  • United States
Label
Hell is a very small place : voices from solitary confinement, edited by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, Sarah Shourd ; preface by Sarah Shourd ; introduction by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway ; afterword by Juan E. Méndez
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1631584
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781620971376
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015032805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1631584
  • (OCoLC)907190478
Label
Hell is a very small place : voices from solitary confinement, edited by Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, Sarah Shourd ; preface by Sarah Shourd ; introduction by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway ; afterword by Juan E. Méndez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1631584
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 226 pages
Isbn
9781620971376
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015032805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1631584
  • (OCoLC)907190478

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