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 is Solitary Confinement?
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Why a Petition?
Most health and helping professionals who work in solitary confinement settings currently have little or no support from their professional associations. If they protest to their Corrections superiors or “blow the whistle”. They are on their own – with neither counseling, legal help, employment protection, support groups, litigation, whistle-blowing laws, monitoring, and ombudsman programs, nor their Code of Ethics or state licensure to protect them.
The petition is addressed to Barbara A. Wakeen, MA, RDN, CCHP, Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) comprising 36 representatives of correctional health professional associations, and representing the fields of health, law and corrections, are “committed to improving the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities.”
SWASC is asking NCCHC to use its collective institutional responsibility to its members to create Mandates instead of Recommended Standards and Mandates instead of Guidelines in its Position Statement on Solitary Confinement.