The longest sentence ever served in an American prison: 64 years.
March 16, 2013 10:28 PM Subscribe
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William Blake has been held in solitary confinement at Elmira Correctional Facility in New York State for nearly 26 years, after he murdered a Sheriff's Deputy and wounded another in a failed escape attempt back in 1987. Sentenced to 77 years to life, he will be eligible for parole in 2064. But Blake has no chance of ever leaving prison alive, and almost no chance of ever leaving solitary — a fate he considers "a sentence worse than death.
For other essays like this one: Voices from Solitary
Interview with Mr. Blake: Part 1