In reply to: Zoe Sheehan Saldana wrote a new post, Blog homework 02, on the site Digital Photography Due by 1pm on February 14. Contribute your writing as a comment on this post. Look through the Solitary Watch website, […] ViewWhile looking through the Solitary Watch website, focusing on mostly the Photo Requests, it fascinated me what people wanted a picture of. To be in solitary confinement for at least 23 hours is unimaginable. With no one to talk to, no communication, and no entertainment is torture and inhumane. The idea of just having one picture requested was broad. How does one who is trapped within four walls with no communication of the outside world, narrow down what he/she wants into one photo? For me, I would probably need a collage of every little thing I can think of just to have a grasp of the reality that is outside the four walls I am stuck in. While looking through the website, I was glad a project like Photo Requests From Solitary existed. It is a nice gesture for people to put together a project like this for others that are incarcerated. After watching “Breaking Down The Box”, my feelings did not change, instead it made me understand more deeply on how serious the issue is. To be sent to the SHU for minor reasons such as too many postage stamps, or even wearing the wrong shirt, down to cheering too loud is bizarre. What happened to our amendments, do they not apply once incarcerated? I used to think solitary was a means to help the prisoners or even a method of discipline. However, after watching this video, solitary confinement is just inhumane. Sure a few days in the SHU is more ideal, but these prisoners are in the SHU for weeks, months, years, and some for life. After watching this, Solitary should just be banned in general, it is inhumane and not right. I have no words to even describe how the prisoners might feel. To not socialize, have entertainment or even have enough space to move around is endless torture. It is not just a punishment, it is more of a death sentence. This video made me appreciate projects such as Photo Requests from Solitary more, with no communication, a picture requested and made specifically for each inmate is the best gift they can probably ask for.