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"'In the side pocket cell, I lost some ability to distinguish what was real. I dreamt I was in prison. When I woke up, I was not sure which was reality and which was a dream.' One of the most prolific and talented artists in solitary is 60-year-old Thomas Silverstein, who has been in extreme isolation in the federal prison system under a “no human contact” order for going on 30 years."

Thomas Silverstein's Six Month Review Self-portrait

Thomas Silverstein Being Escorted to Prison Hospital

Thomas Silverstein-- prisoner in solitary confinement art

Self-portrait of Thomas Silverstein in the Recreation Area of His Prison Cell

Thomas Silverstein has been called “the most dangerous prisoner in America,” based on several prison murders that took place 30 years ago. He has also been called “America’s…