Free Alabama Movement have spent the last 18 months in solitary confinement. Authorities, unnerved by the protests that engulfed three prisons in the state, as well as by videos and pictures of abusive conditions smuggled out by the movement, say the men will remain in solitary confinement indefinitely.
prison strike leaders are denied televisions and reading material. They
spend at least three days a week, sometimes longer, in their tiny
isolation cells. They eat their meals while seated on steel toilets.
They are allowed to shower only once every two days despite temperatures
that routinely rise above 90 degrees.