Satire piece on solitary rings home: “Man In Solitary Confinement Can’t Break With Reality Fast Enough”


Prisoner Activist

The following satire on solitary confinement from The Onion rings all too true (save for the part about “several days,” as many people are held in solitary for years or decades).

Man In Solitary Confinement Can’t Break With Reality Fast Enough | The OnionNEWS IN BRIEF • Prison • News • ISSUE 51•01 • Jan 5, 2015

OSSINING, NY—Appearing visibly frustrated several hours after being placed into isolation at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, convicted felon Walter Ray Harris reported this afternoon that he could not break with reality quickly enough. “Come on! How long could it possibly take for me to lose all understanding of the world around me and slip into

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