The Ethics of Social Work and Dual Loyalty in Solitary Confinement Settings: NASW’s Institutional Responsibility

In spite of growing opposition to the use of solitary confinement and the ethical dilemmas faced by social workers working in penal settings the National Association of Social Workers refuses to condemn the practice or even explore the issue…

Victor Pate, Human Rights Advocate, urges NYS: Act Now! Pass the HALT Bill

An excerpt from Katherine Todrys article Fixing Solitary Confinement In New York State Prisons. Katherine profiled Victor Pate who spent almost two years. off and on, in solitary confinement in New York prisons, at times isolated for 90…

Ali Winters Exposes Tennessee’s “Safekeeping” Program

Ali Winters: Tennessee locks up ailing, mentally ill, pregnant and juvenile prisoners, called safekeepers in isolation to help jails save money.   Three years ago, through unwavering support from SWASC, I embarked on an advocacy…

The Council on Social Work Education’s Core Competency #3 – Human Rights

Accreditation Standards, for Baccalaureate and Master’s Social Work Programs "Social workers understand that every person regardless of position in society has fundamental human rights such as freedom, safety, privacy, and adequate standard…

Update on New York Campaign For Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) Advocacy Day

by Katy Leidel On February 27th, the HALT Bill moved out of the Assembly Correction Committee! Meaning that it will be put to a floor vote before the entire house this session. It should pass the Assembly! However, it may have trouble passing…

Lunchtime Series: Solitary Confinement and Why We Must End It!

By Sandy Bernabei SWASC intern Marguerita Johnson Tolson has been arranging “Learn at Lunch” sessions on the NY metro area college campuses so that fellow social work students can be introduced to the issues of solitary confinement, and…

Sign our Move-On Petition

A Call to End Health Workers' Participation in the Practice of Solitary Confinement! ALL CAN SIGN! Please support SWASC to reach our goal of 5,000 signatures by April 30, 2018! To sign this petition, please visit:http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/a-call-to-end-health?source=s.em.mt&r_by=16266574   What…