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My Father Served Over a Month in Solitary Confinement

Expand An inmate looks out from his cell in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, California on October 1, 2013.   © 2013 Reuters I have many harsh memories about my father’s incarceration. One of the more jarring experiences was our attempt to visit him at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn – the same Federal Bureau of Prisons site where inmates endured freezing temperatures earlier this year. He tells me now it was cold back then, too. I can vividly remember being corralled by corrections staff through metal detectors, only to be told we…

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