United States: “the darkness suffocates me at all time”

Xandan is incarcerated at Lane Murray Unit, a state prison located in Texas. He tells us how a typical day goes by.

Xandan is a trans man. For the past 14 years, he has been incarcerated in Lane Murray Unit in Texas, a women’s facility. He does not expect to be released before 2038. Two years ago, he received a letter from Austria. This was the beginning of his correspondence with Alex. Alex reflects on their friendship. Xandan, for his part, describes the conditions of his detention.

These two texts tell a story of a friendship between two persons, each on a different continent, one free, the other imprisoned.

I can hear some prisoners literally being transformed into monsters because the walls are closing in on them

Some of these women have been in this dungeon for over 10 years