Sarah Shourd is a journalist, UC Berkley Visiting Scholar and a
Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch. She was living in the Middle
East, teaching Iraqi refugees and living in a Palestinian refugee camp
in Syria, when she was captured by Iranian forces somewhere along an
unmarked border between Iran and Iraq in July '09 and held
incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days. Her advocacy,
writing and theatre work now focuses largely on the practice of
solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Her memoir with Shane Bauer and
Josh Fattal about their experience as hostages in Iran, A Sliver of
Light, was published in March 2014. For more see: