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Six by Ten - Stories from Solitary - cover

Six by Ten - Stories from Solitary

Mateo Hoke, Taylor Pendergrass

Publisher: Haymarket Books

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The growing movement against mass incarceration and harsh sentencing that began with books like The New Jim Crow, gets a human face as the stories of those impacted by the inhumanity of solitary confinement speak out. 
The New Jim Crow has sold over a million copies and continues to be a focal point in the conversation about mass incarceration, including a new battle over whether or not prisoners can buy and read books like this one. 
Ava DuVerney's electric documentry, 13, about the inequality of the prison industrial complex, was both critically acclaimed and widely viewed online. 
The case of Kalif Browder, a juvenile who was locked in solitary for three years and later committed suicide after being released, has been widely discussed and featured in major news outlets. His story shined a light on the harsh reality of solitary, in particular for youth prisoners. 
This book uses the power of oral history to weave together a stark portrait of what it is like in America’s most hostile prison environment: a six by ten cell in solitary.

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