Katy Liedel, "Why I joined SWASC"

My motivation to end solitary confinement began with my work at The Legal Aid Society. I went to Rikers Island and met with a 16-year-old boy. When I interviewed him for a defense report he described his life in solitary. He told me he was permitted…

On "Madness" a Reflection by Bonnie Kerness

“Madness” (Eyal Press, May 2nd) strikes horror in many of us who have been advocating on behalf of those with mental health diagnosis who end up in US prisons. The excellent investigation done in the piece is reflective of the soul ripping…

Ralph’s Story

By Erica Itzkowitz, member of Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement June 22, 2017 : I met Ralph 18 years ago, when he was11, living in a foster care home in New Rochelle, with his sister and 4 other cousins, who were also in foster…