I appreciate The Lens' laserlike focus on subjects of critical interest to the New Orleans area. The more eyes watching and reporting on these subjects, the better for the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Kenny "Zulu" Whitmore's stretch in solitary is one of the longest in the country. Some states are curtailing the practice, in part because it's so expensive. Critics say that years without human contact can exacerbate mental illness.