Alone In a Cell

The unforgettable voices in this video from Sister make it clear that solitary confinement is a brutal form of punishment. If our prisons don’t commit outright torture, this is as close as one could imagine them coming. Filmmaker Cali Bondad and reporter Gabrielle Canon spoke to some of the men at supermax Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California about their experiences in solitary. “It’s not to the point where you want to commit suicide,” says one prisoner, before...

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