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 regarding this. Have ideas, or interested in working with SWASC around this issue?

Educational resources on solitary confinement, the issue of dual loyalty, the limits of reform and the need for abolition will soon be available to all! SWASC is working on creating online resources for building lesson plans and other educational materials regarding solitary confinement for that meet CSWE standards and can be widely used by faculty, students, and practicing social workers. Expect further updates in the next newsletter. Are you interested, or do you know someone who could benefit from these resources? Let us know. Interested in helping with these resources? See the “Take Action!” section of this newsletter.