TONIGHT: Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary Book Launch

Join editors Taylor Pendergrass and Mateo Hoke in conversation with The Colorado Independent about Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary, their new book with Haymarket Books and Voice of Witness.

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In 13 intimate narratives, Six by Ten explores the mental, physical, and spiritual impacts of America’s widespread embrace of solitary confinement. Through stories from those subjected to solitary confinement, family members on the outside, and corrections officers, Six by Ten examines the darkest hidden corners of America’s mass incarceration culture and illustrates how solitary confinement inflicts lasting consequences on families and communities far beyond prison walls.

Heather Ann Thompson, author of Blood in the Water, said: “Six by Ten is a deeply moving and profoundly unsettling wake up call for all citizens.”

The Colorado Independent is a statewide online news source operating in a time when spin is plentiful, but factual, fair and unflinching news in the public interest is all too rare. Our award-winning team of veteran investigative and explanatory reporters and news columnists aims to amplify the voices of Coloradans whose stories are unheard, shine light on the relationships between people, power and policy, and hold public officials to account. We strive to report the news with context, social conscience, and soul, and to give Coloradans the insight they need to promote conversation, understanding and progress in this square, swing state we call home.