Abstract

Abstract:

“Solitary” is a depiction of the brutal and humiliating daily existence of four men who have been relegated to long-term stays in solitary confinement in a Washington state supermax prison. As Longworth witnesses the abuse the prison guards heap on each prisoner, he also closely observes tiny red ants who have entered his bleak and barren cell as they struggle to carry a piece of bread back to their hidey-hole in the cracks. Their appearance in this inhospitable environment offers him a beacon of hope in the face of the utter despair that goes with solitary confinement.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-768X
Print ISSN
0037-783X
Pages
pp. 661-673
Launched on MUSE
2022-01-24
Open Access
No
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