Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement
Coedited by Sarah Shourd
An “elegant but harrowing” (San Francisco Chronicle) collection of writing from solitary confinement that lifts the veil on this widespread modern-day form of torture.
“For readers who have no sense of the nature of the punishment that is exacted in their name, this collection offers an unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement. . . . It is difficult to read this book without feeling shame.”
—Martin Garbus in the New York Review of Books
"These stories pack a visceral punch and make a convincing case for more humane conditions, better oversight, and continuing prison reform."
"The editors dig deep into the frailties of the human mind as well as the savagery of the American penal system and its ilk"
Featured on Capitol public radio.
Published by The New Press.