The BBC has posted an interview with Laurie Jo Reynolds, co-founder of the Photo Requests from Solitary project which gives us an insight into what kind of photos are requested by inmates in solitary confinement.
without stimulation, our brains go into crisisLaurie J Reynolds, BBC interview
There are over 80,000 inmates in solitary confinement in the USA and the project invites these inmates to ask for any photos that they would like to see, real or imagined.
The requests are then filled by ordinary people across the country. The project has also held exhibitions in the past featuring photos and requests from the inmates and aims to bring public awareness to the psychological and physiological effects of solitary confinement.