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Metro UK editorial about solitary confinement in the US cites the case of the Angola 3

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It has been denounced as torture by the United Nations and is virtually unheard of in Britain. But in the US, solitary confinement is widely used, as radical cleric Abu Hamza and four other extradited terror suspects may soon discover...Supermax inmates may be held for years and even decades with virtually no human contact and this year two men in Louisiana -- Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox -- marked the grim milestone of 40 years in solitary confinement. But what is the reality of life in this environment, who is incarcerated there and what are the psychological effects of being deprived of human contact?
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Over 40 years ago in Louisiana, 3 young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola. In 1972 and (more...)
 

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