Bob Marley’s Redemption Song
I was in solitary confinement. I had not eaten in five days. I was on observation status. I could not imagine living my life like that for the rest of my days. I was about 24 at the time and made a very serious attempt to end my life. That’s how I ended up on observation status.
On that status they don’t give regular food. They give this loaf that looks like and smells like a log of shit. I would not eat. They took all of my clothes. No sheet. No blanket. Not even a mattress. I drifted in and out of a long slumber, thirsty. My body was sore from the cold hard concrete.