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From Gothamist
New York’s State Prisons Are Brutal and Deadly. That’s Something We Can Change



From Filter



From NIC – National Institute of Corrections

Suicide and Prevention Resource Guide in Corrections



From #HALT Solitary

TAKE ACTION NOW TO #HALTSOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN NEW YORK!

Sign the petition to support the HALT Solitary Confinement Act: https://goo.gl/pRZNyB

Encourage your organization to endorse the HALT Solitary Confinement Act:
https://goo.gl/forms/FM2F6DZAcPZp1co32

Please sign up for CAIC’s next major advocacy day on April 30:
https://bit.ly/2Be268Z

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From NASW-MD

NASW-MD’s Legislative Committee Selects Solitary Confinement as one of its two social justice issues for Maryland’s 2019 General Assembly

NASW-MD’s Legislative Committee decided to support the solitary confinement bills which are being introduced in the current legislative session. As part of its efforts to promote the bills, the following article was printed in the Chapter’s Winter 2019 edition. Rabbi Charles Feinberg also provided a workshop at their Student Advocacy Day in Annapolis on prison reform,

Read “Solitary Confinement in Maryland” by Rabbi Charles Feinberg, Executive Director of Interfaith Action for Human Rights

Download the NASW Winter2019 Newsletter



From Center for Constitutional Rights

Update on the California Prisoner Human Rights Movement to End Indefinite Solitary Confinement, Ashker v. Governor of California Settlement

https://ccrjustice.org/home/press-center/press-releases/court-finds-systemic-constitutional-violations-california



From Virginia’s Coalition on Solitary Confinement

Virginia’s Coalition on Solitary Confinement was successful in promoting a bill, which with modifications passed both houses.

Moya Atkinson, SWASC Member of the Coalition

Although the final bill is weaker than the Coalition had hoped, the fact that it was passed even in its amended form is considered to be a victory. 

The following article summarizes the issues around the weakened version:

https://www.virginiamercury.com/2019/03/12/va-prisons-will-begin-reporting-solitary-confinement-data-but-some-worry-new-law-was-watered-down/.



From Truthout

What Happened at the Brooklyn Jail Is Part of a Deeper Human Rights Crisis

By Bonnie KernessAmerican Friends Service Committee

PUBLISHED: February 15, 2019

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