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Herman's Prison Cell

Except for an eight-month stint in a maximum security unit, Herman Wallace has remained in isolation since 1972. April 17, 2013 marked 41 years since Wallace was placed in solitary confinement.

Jackie Sumell's model, pictured above, is based on Wallace's cell at Louisiana State Penitentiary (aka Angola prison). In 2009, Wallace was moved to Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

Audio: Herman Wallace was recorded between 2007 and 2013.
Photo: © Jackie Sumell /

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