can you hear me now?

When last we heard from our three favorite incarcerated alums, we actually hadn’t heard from them at all. Up until yesterday, the walls of Tehran’s Evin Prison segregated Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal not only from the bright, sunny Iranian world outside, but also from any contact with their (freaked-out) families here in the good ol’ U.S.A.

Well, the trio are still in prison, but on Tuesday they were finally—after more than seven months of silence—allowed to make phone calls home. The long-anticipated conversations allowed loved ones some insight into their current status quo: read more »