I Thought Solitary Confinement in Iran Was Bad — Then I Went Inside America’s Prisons
Shane Bauer was one of the three American hikers imprisoned in Iran after being apprehended on the Iraqi border in 2009. He spent 26 months in Tehran’sEvin Prison, 4 of them in solitary. Bauer is winner of the2013 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism  for the article below, his special investigation into solitary confinement. The winning feature was published in Mother Jones and supported by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute .
IT’S BEEN SEVEN MONTHS since I’ve been inside a prison cell. Now I’m back, sort of. The experience is eerily like my…
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