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Breaking Down the Box Video Available

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We are very excited that the new National Religious Campaign Against Torture video on solitary confinement is now out and ready for viewing. The NRCAT film, Breaking Down the Box, a 40-minute … Continue reading

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Join the Together23 Nationwide Action to End Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We invite you to join the Together23 (http://www.nrcat.org/torture-in-us-prisons/together23-campaign) nationwide actions to end solitary.  For 23 hours a day for months, years, even decades, more than 80,000 adults and youth are held in … Continue reading

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Support the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): On July 29, 2015, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced H.R. 3399, the Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of … Continue reading

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Prison-Created Poverty

by Amme Voz Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2015/07/13/prison-created-poverty/ No one likes to talk about the fact that “doing time” leaves the majority of returning citizens worse off than before they were incarcerated. Prior to my imprisonment, I had a very successful consulting … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Act to End Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This is a week of firsts: the first time a President visited a federal prison while in office and the first time President Obama publicly addressed the horror of solitary confinement in … Continue reading

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New Film: Breaking Down the Box—Documentary on Solitary Confinement

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): As the grievous loss of Kalief Browder reveals, we must act with urgency to end the devastation of solitary confinement. To that end, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture announces the release … Continue reading

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NRCAT Calls for Further Action Following a New Report on Solitary Confinement in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): WASHINGTON, D.C. –The National Religious Campaign Against Torture has long been committed to ending long-term solitary confinement in the nation’s prisons and jails, motivated by the moral objections to the practice from … Continue reading

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National Religious Campaign Against Torture Applauds Pope Francis’ Comments on Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): WASHINGTON — Following today’s comments by Pope Francis regarding the treatment of prisoners around the world, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – a coalition comprised … Continue reading

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Read Convention Against Torture Shadow Report—Sign Amnesty International Petition

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): In November, the United Nations Committee Against Torture will review the U.S. government under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). In preparation, NRCAT has submitted an Interfaith CAT Shadow Report available at http://www.nrcat.org/storage/documents/nrcat-cat-shadow-report-2014.pdf … Continue reading

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Call Attorney General Holder to Prevent Increase in Solitary Confinement Use

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Make a call in response to June 26, the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, to urge Attorney General Eric Holder to ensure the federal Bureau of Prisons makes … Continue reading

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