From Issue 11: The Devil is in the Details

Max Talley Emily prepared for the interview. A journalist meeting with a prisoner was never a relaxed experience, and rarely an enjoyable one. Not because of the question/answer sessions themselves, but due to the prohibitive restrictions placed on such meetings by prison authorities. In this case, Virginia prison authorities. Absurd time limitations, no unsupervised discussions in the same room. That kind of nonsense. First, a journalistic request for a private interview, then when that was quashed by Warden Cliburn, contact with the prisoner’s attorney led to the journalist being placed on the prisoner’s visitor list. Rules dictated they would communicate…

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