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This week, we are highlighting a narrative from Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, New York.

Adapting to life in a 30-man communal cell has not been easy for Corey Devon Arthur. As a maximum security prisoner for over two decades, Arthur had inhabited a single-person cell— an environment free from the lack of privacy, stress, and smells of his new residence.

“A cell was and is where I feel most at home,” said Arthur in an editorial published by the Marshall Project.

But Arthur’s living condition changed significantly following his reclassification as a medium A security prisoner. In the eyes of prison officials, Arthur is no longer considered dangerous enough to warrant his own cell.

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