Jean Casella

Jean Casella is a co-director of Solitary Watch, a web-based watchdog project, and a Soros Justice Fellow. She is the editor of two previous anthologies and a co-editor, with James Ridgeway and Sarah Shourd, of Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement (The New Press). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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News and Reviews

New Republic

Read an excerpt from Hell Is a Very Small Place in The New Republic

The New Yorker

The New Yorker profiles Hell Is A Very Small Place editor James Ridgeway and his work advocating against solitary confinement

Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly reviews Hell Is a Very Small Place.


Kirkus calls Hell Is a Very Small Place a "potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole."


Books by Jean Casella

Hell Is a Very Small Place
Voices from Solitary Confinement

Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, Sarah Shourd