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Supermax Prisons: Created in Response to Aryan Murders
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Slate crime correspondent Justin Peters wrote a story last week that explored the origins of the Super-maximum-security prison. In 1983, the Marion Penitentiary in Illinois was the toughest prison in the federal system. In Marion’s maximum-security complex, the most dangerous …

Angola 3 Inmate Dies Days After Being Released
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Herman Wallace, just three days after being released from prison, died on Friday morning. He was 71 years old and died after a tough battle with liver cancer. Just days ago, he made news when he was released from solitary …

Solitary Confinement: Dying Inmate, 71, Freed Four Decades Later
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After spending 41 years in solitary confinement for a murder he says he didn’t commit, Herman Wallace was freed on Tuesday. To add insult to injury, the 71-year-old Louisiana man has lung cancer and isn’t expected to live for more …

Pelican Bay Prison Conditions Spur Hunger Strike
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More than 30,000 California inmates have refused one or more meals to protest solitary confinement conditions at Pelican Bay State Prison, corrections officials told the Los Angeles Times on Monday. This is the third time inmates have refused to eat …