William Blake is in solitary confinement at Elmira Correctional Facility in upstate New York and author of a previous essay titled “A Sentence Worse Than Death.” He welcomes mail at the following address: William Blake 87-A-5771, Elmira C.F., P.O. Box 500, Elmira, NY 14902-0500. –Savannah Crowley
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Thursday, October 09, 2014
Voices from Solitary: A Mouse and a Murderer
William Blake is in solitary confinement at Elmira Correctional Facility in upstate New York. In 1987, while in county court on a drug charge, Blake, then 23, grabbed a gun from a sheriff’s deputy and, in a failed escape attempt, murdered one deputy and wounded another. He is now 50 years old, and...