Links & Books

The film's official website includes reviews, information about the filmmaker and the art project, links to background resources on solitary confinement and human rights and ways to get involved in the efforts to build Herman Wallace's house and seek release for Herman Wallace.
The official website of the art installation "The House That Herman Built" includes information about Wallace and Sumell and artifacts from the exhibit.


Art/Architecture and Social Justice

The American Institute Of Architect's Academy Of Architecture For Justice: Research Summaries
This site presents research regarding justice architecture, correctional facilities, courthouses and law enforcement facilities.

The American Institute Of Architect's Academy Of Architecture For Justice: "Sustainable 2030: Green Guide To Justice"
This downloadable PDF is a proposal for the role the justice system could play. The three chapters focus on law en- forcement, courts and detention and corrections.

Architects/Designers/Planners For Social Responsibility
This organization of architects critical of prison design and solitary confinement presents information on the scale of the prison system and how that connects architecture, professional ethics and social justice.

Architecture For Humanity
This is a source for professional and sustainable design services, advocacy, training and outreach for communities and nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Art Works Projects
This nonprofit organization uses art and design to raise awareness about human rights issues around the world.

Association For Community Design
This group is a network composed of organizations, institutions and individuals working toward expanding community- based design and planning.

Creative Capital: "Tamms Is Torture: Artists And Activists Campaign To Close An Illinois Supermax Prison"
This article by artist Laurie Jo Reynolds and art historian Stephen F. Eisenman documents the five-year campaign to close the supermax Tamms Correctional Center in Illinois.

Herman Wallace and the Angola 3

Amnesty International: "USA: 100 Years In Solitary: The 'Angola 3' And Their Fight For Justice"
This 2011 report discusses the case of the Angola 3 and their fight for release from solitary confinement.

International Coalition To Free The Angola 3
This site aggregates information and resources for the effort to free Herman Wallace and the other member of the An- gola 3 who remains incarcerated.

Mother Jones: "36 Years Of Solitude"
This 2009 article by James Ridgeway article, which is criti- cal of the prison, recounts the story of the Angola 3. Also of interest from the magazine is this interview with the Angola 3, including Herman Wallace.

Solitary Confinement

American Civil Liberties Union: We Can Stop Solitary
The American Civil Liberties Union provides this source for scholars, activists, mental health experts and members of faith-based organizations who want to learn more about solitary confinement and work to reform its use. The site offers a round-up of blog posts and stories from people who have spent time in solitary, as well as advocacy campaign tools and litigation resources.

American Psychological Association: "Psychologist Testifies On The Risks Of Solitary Confinement"
This 2012 article summarizes Craig Haney's research on the negative effects of prolonged solitary confinement and includes links to Congressional testimony and reviews of other research.

Human Rights Watch: "US: Look Critically At Widespread Use Of Solitary Confinement"
This document is a transcription of a Human Rights Watch statement submitted in 2012 to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.

Louisiana State Penitentiary
The prison's official website includes demographic and his- torical information and news about prison activities. Though it does not contain specific information on the Angola 3 or solitary confinement, it does include the prison's mission statement.

National Religious Campaign Against Torture
This website serves as a hub for gathering endorsements from people of faith calling for government officials to take steps to end the use of prolonged solitary confinement.

The New Yorker: "Hellhole"
In this 2009 article, writer Atul Gawande tells the stories of several people who were subject to long-term solitary confinement and asks whether that treatment is anything less than torture.

Solitary Watch
The Solitary Watch website is a source for news, investiga- tive reporting and fact sheets on the use and abuse of solitary confinement, as well as essays by individuals who have spent time in solitary and links to court decisions and other relevant resources.

A Sourcebook On Solitary Confinement
This sourcebook by Sharon Shalev, available as a downloadable PDF, covers statistics, health effects, human rights recommendations and more topics related to solitary confinement.