Jailed Journalist Sends Shocking ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’
By Andrew Kreig (about the author)

Alabama commentator Roger Shuler’s condition has sharply worsened during his nearly five months of jailing, as I learned by visiting him in Birmingham March 10.

“It’s a horrible trauma to be away from your wife, your home — and have no idea when you can get out or how,” Shuler told me in a rare interview. It was just his second jailhouse interview overall and his only one this year.

Shuler, 57, nearly choked up at the end when he said that he missed his wife — who is afraid to leave their home (except on secret, emergency food runs) because of the threat she will be arrested for her husband’s reporting.

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