Illinois Prisoner Says Years of Solitary Confinement Caused Mental Illness, Self-Mutilation

“Dear America” wrote Anthony Gay, who is being held in solitary confinement in Tamms supermax prison in Illinois, “It is like this place  is designed to  psychologically kill you. How could America be so cruel to its own people?… Is there a need to psychologically kill prisoners?” In Gay’s case, his lawyers claim, a seven-year term […]