Susan Rosenberg spent 16 years in federal prisons including time in the Lexington Experimental Prison in Kentucky as the subject of psychological torture. An American radical during the 1960s, she was the daughter of progressive American Jews who participated in the civil rights movement. Family elders had died in the Holocaust and Susan saw similarities between that genocide and the struggle of the Black Liberation Movement which she supported. Found unloading dynamite into a storage shed, she was given a 58 year prison sentence (many times the usual sentence for such a weapons charge).
Rosenberg reports that she was repeatedly told that her treatment would improve is she would simply disavow her political beliefts.
President Clinton pardoned her on his last day in office. This is a compelling story by one of our own American political prisoner.
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