Voices from Solitary: “It Has Zapped Me Of My Personality”

October 21, 2012 By Voices from SolitaryThe following comes from a prisoner held at the French Robertson Unit in Abilene, Texas.  Robertson Unit is a maximum security facility that houses over 2,900 inmates. The prison houses a large number of inmates in Administrative Segregation–long-term solitary confinement units. Similarly to California and other states, Texas segregates prisoners designated as members of certain gangs (referred to as Security Threat Groups). The author of this piece has been incarcerated for two years, entirely spent in the administrative segregation unit. Despite having a non-violent record consisting exclusively of drug related offenses, he is being held in segregation as an STG member due to having been previously designated an STG member when he was first incarcerated in 1997, for another non-violent drug offense.Sal Rodriguez

Let me sum up my experience…

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