I guess ths article is supposed to make you feel good about the guy going to a secure prison but I can only think the prison sounds torturous regardless of what awful things the inmates have done.

"One former prisoner, in an interview with The Boston Globe, described the lockup as a 'high-tech version of hell, designed to shut down all sensory perception.'"

@boisdevache yup. I taught in a prison that had a "special housing unit" aka supermax. It's a terrible place. Always two doors between you and another human being.

What's truly terrible is when guys were being released from SHU to the street (with no supervised parole, b/c their sentence was expiring), they would send them to MY CLASSROOM to re-acclimate them to being around people, after being in solitary for sometimes YEARS. (It didn't go well.)

@hfrazey ugh, that sounds awful. My views on prison have done some of the most evolving as I've gotten older.

@boisdevache yup. Now, don't get me wrong, there are people who I think should be separated from society (I am not in the "abolish all prisons" camp). But HOW we treat them matters.

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