The Context in South Carolina's Prison System

Super Max.

Maximum Security Detention

The wall down the center increases the sense of isolation, by ensuring that no one could see anything but a wall, on the chance that they could see out the door to the cell, perhaps when the guards bring food.

How would your mental health be after a day or two in here, let alone a week or two, or months?

There are two doors. This is the interior door seen from the doorway of the outer "bank vault" door. There is a mattress on the concrete block used for a bunk. Mentally Ill prisoners testify to having the mattress taken away before they are led in.