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ICE Detention and Solitary Confinement Advocacy

The NASW is asking members to write to lawmakers to support: Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act (S. 2113/H.R. 3918).   How Do I Take Action? You can write a letter by hand, call, or advocate in person to your local lawmakers. Or,…

SWASC Priorities Moving Forward

So far, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care has ignored SWASC’s request in its petition asking NCCHC to demand mandates (rather than guidelines) in its Position Statement on Solitary Confinement. SWASC is working on next steps…
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State News

New York S596 New York Senate Bill S596 “Prohibits participation in torture and improper treatment of prisoners by health care professionals; prohibits a health care professional from engaging, assisting, planning the torture or improper…

Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, NY- Educating for Rights and Justice

The Council on Social Work Education underscores that social workers should be educated to advance human right, social, economic, and environmental justice. In a new journal article in Social Work Education written by my colleagues and me,…

Willow Katz, CA- We Will End the Torture!

Willow Katz, M.S., retired nutritionist/health educator, is a member of SWASC, California Families Against Solitary Confinement (CFASC), Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS), and End Solitary Santa Cruz County CA. Willow has…

Hosts Craig Haney and Brie Williams Promote United Nations’ “Mandela Rules”

Global experts, led by Craig Haney and Brie Williams, will build on the Mandela Rules to establish a set of principles to replace solitary confinement with humane alternatives. https://news.ucsc.edu/2018/06/haney-summit.html June 06, 2018 ByJennifer…

SWASC Recommendations for NASW Criminal Justice Priorities, 2018-2019

SWASC’s Recommendations under NASW’s Criminal Justice Priorities for 2018-2019 By Moya Atkinson, MSW, Co-founder, SWASC, member of NASW-MD, former NASW-MD executive director (1993-2002) SWASC Background Social Workers Against Solitary…

Will the social work profession assume ethical responsibility for the abolition of solitary confinement?

By Moya Atkinson, MSW, co-founder of Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement   Darla Spence Coffey, CEO and President of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) recently agreed to the request made by Social Workers Against…