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"'In the side pocket cell, I lost some ability to distinguish what was real. I dreamt I was in prison. When I woke up, I was not sure which was reality and which was a dream.' One of the most prolific and talented artists in solitary is 60-year-old Thomas Silverstein, who has been in extreme isolation in the federal prison system under a “no human contact” order for going on 30 years."


The Silverstein Suite: Thomas Silverstein's Prison Cell


Indoor Recreation Room of Thomas Silverstein's Prison Cell


Thomas Silverstein's Six Month Review Self-portrait

And she loved a boy very very much even more than she loved herself.


Thomas Silverstein Being Escorted to Prison Hospital

Self-portrait of Thomas Silverstein in the Recreation Area of His Prison Cell

Thomas Silverstein-- prisoner in solitary confinement art