Merle Clutts

After 30 Years in Extreme Prison Isolation, CO Man Gets His Case Heard in Appeals Court

After 30 Years in Extreme Prison Isolation, CO Man Gets His Case Heard in Appeals Court
By law, you get 15 minutes to argue in the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The rules are the rules. Yet that rule comes across as painfully ironic in the case of a man who has spent a million times that limit — 15,778,470 minutes and counting – in prison isolation. Tommy Silverstein, 61, has lived in solitary confinement nearly half his life, and longer than any other prisoner held by the federal government.
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