Amid State House Debate, Play Confronts Solitary Confinement

March 24, 2017
By Deborah Becker

Massachusetts is one of a handful of states that allows inmates to be held in solitary confinement for up to 10 years. But next week, lawmakers will review changing that.

Amid that debate comes a play from a New York playwright that will be staged right on Beacon Hill.

Julia Steele Allen co-wrote the play, “Mariposa & the Saint.” It’s based on letters she exchanged with Sara Fonseca — also known as Mariposa — who spent more than two years in solitary confinement in a California prison.

Listen to the interview here.