Looking Back in Anger

Two accounts by hostages of cruelty and courage

Each hostage has his or her own story to tell of captivity in Iran, and the combined accounts make up a mosaic of remarkable courage during months of deprivation and degradation. To illuminate pieces of that mosaic, TIME Correspondent Christopher Redman last week interviewed Charles Jones, 40, of Detroit and Correspondent Dean Brelis talked at length with Michael Metrinko, 34, of Olyphant, Pa. Their reports:

Always in Trouble

"Wherever Charles goes, he takes trouble with him," jokes Mattie Jones, wife of the only black American imprisoned for all 444 days of the crisis. The son...

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