Prison Radio
  • 62 years old
  • 26 years of incarceration
  • 22 years in solitary confinement
  • Currently at California State Prison, Solano

Table of Contents

  1. Commentaries
  2. Contact Info
  3. Biography
  4. Resources
  5. Gallery


Cesar Francisco Villa has published 1 commentary. Latest commentary:
Title Duration Date
Excerpt from Generation of Dark 04:28 02/03/19

Contact Info

Cesar Villa, K64212

California State Prison, Solano

P. O. Box 4000

Vacaville, CA 95696-4000

“Our time is spent pacing the length of the yard, which is approximately 26 feet.”

Cesar Francisco Villa


Cesar Villa is currently located at California State Prison, Solano. He is a prolific writer who has published several short stories in publications such as The Storyteller and Rejected Quarterly. He has also published short story collections including “The Looking Girls” and “To Whom It May Concern,” as well as a compilation of prison writings called A Generation of Dark. In addition to his literary pursuits, he is also an activist who detailed the injustices of California’s prison-industrial complex when he was formerly in solitary confinement.


Title Date

Cesar Villa: Solitary Prison Torture

Voices from Solitary: “Where Cold, Quiet and Emptiness Come Together”

The Growing Fight Against Solitary Confinement

A Generation of Dark: A Prison Notebook

The Looking Girls

Fighting Solitary With a Hunger Strike

Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

Living in the SHU

C.F. Villa, Excerpt from “California Elegy”