Rich Miller straightforwardly takes listeners through a graphic and sometimes violent examination of long-term solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system. In 1983, Thomas Silverstein and Clayton Fountain each murdered a prison guard on the same day in the same prison. Federal prison officials used the slayings to justify the creation of "supermax" (high-security) prisons. Silverstein and Fountain were subsequently held in solitary confinement for 36 years and 20+ years. Some of the language used and violence portrayed in this audiobook is disturbing. Miller's matter-of-fact delivery is well chosen; dramatization would be excessive, even gratuitous. Miller's performance makes the content more bearable, but sensitive listeners might think twice about taking on this audiobook. G.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2023]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2023
DD ISBN 9798765075784 $24.99
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