Jeffreys essay part of PBS look at solitary confinement

Associate Prof. Derek Jeffreys’ essay on solitary confinement is linked to a PBS “POV” program that premieres at 9 p.m. tonight (Monday, July 8) and will be shown throughout the month of July. The documentary, “Herman’s House,” is about Herman Wallace, who has served 40 years in solitary confinement in the Angola prison in Louisiana. Jeffreys’ essay is one of six reflections on the program and the issues it has raised about solitary confinement in the United States. Jeffreys, Humanistic Studies and Religion, has studied and written extensively about the corrections system and solitary confinement. His most recent book, Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement, was published earlier this year. You can read his essay, click here.