Thanks to Bonnie Kerness for her advocacy!

“Longtime anti-solitary activist Bonnie Kerness spoke to a New Jersey radio station about a proposed bill, that if passed would limit the use of isolation in the state’s prisons to 15 consecutive days. “Solitary confinement is inhuman. It is torture. We are not solitary human beings,” Kerness said. The Isolated Confinement Restriction Act is currently under consideration by the New Jersey’s State Assembly; the State Senate passed a companion bill in June.”

Bonnie is the director of  American Friends Service Committee’s Prison Watch Project  and a member of our task force. Please encourage your NJ friends and colleagues to contact their legislators to support this bill.

Read the full article here.