The Washington Post Publishes Essay on Visiting Prison After Being Released

March 28, 2019 In the Press

Jason Rezaian, a writer for The Washington Post, was unjustly imprisoned by Iranian authorities for 544 days. In this essay, he recalls visiting a prison, San Quentin State Prison, for the first time since his release.

He writes,

Regardless of an inmate’s innocence or guilt, however, there are two things that can’t be denied.

First, those of us who have known freedom and then had it taken away have a different understanding of the world from those of you who haven’t.

Second, regardless of what a person being held in prison has done or is accused of doing, he or she deserves to be treated like a human being — not a caged animal.

Read the full essay at The Washington Post.