Episode 4: The SHU

"Hand to the Door Grate" by Antwan Williams

"Hand to the Door Grate" by Antwan Williams

The hole, the box, solitary confinement. It doesn’t matter what you call it; doing time in the SHU (Security Housing Unit) means you are alone and segregated from the general prison population. In this episode, four men who served between 8 and 28 years in the SHU share their memories of that time.

Thanks to Armando Flores, Gus Lamumba Edwards, Richard Johnson and Isaac Flores for telling their stories, and to John “Yahya” Johnson for assisting with this episode.

Here's a transcript for “The SHU,” and you can download an episode here.

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