A reminder of the men I visit in segregated cells

I was reminded of this quote when a book was returned to me this morning. The second sentence is, to me, very rich in meaning, very relevant.

‘Many prisoners find themselves stuck within a present that seems to go nowhere, with little to lose and little to look forward to, waiting for a future release that may never come or that, when it does, might not deliver the longed-for sense of freedom. They find themselves haunted by a past that cannot be undone and that may return obsessively to dominate the present and drain the future of hope.’

Lisa Guenther, Solitary Confinement: social death and its afterlives

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One Response to “A reminder of the men I visit in segregated cells”

  1. chrisbkm Says:

    A powerful statement, especially in it’s ability to inspire compassionate awareness of the prison within the prisoner.

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