Tag Archives: solitary confinement

Together to End Solitary—January 23, National (monthly on the 23rd)

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Each of us was made for relationship, for human connection. Our religious traditions call us to honor the dignity and sacred potential in each other. Yet, solitary confinement continues to deny this … Continue reading

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Segregation Reduction Project Report: Pennsylvania

Posted at http://www.safealternativestosegregation.org/resources/view/vera-report-pennsylvania-doc In 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) requested assistance from the Vera Institute of Justice’s Segregation Reduction Project (SRP) to assess its use of administrative custody and disciplinary custody. Vera performed a comprehensive assessment of DOC’s … Continue reading

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The Immoral Treatment of Prisoners in America’s Prison System – And What You Can Do …

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Together Campaign – Around the country people are taking part in actions on the 23rd of each month to raise awareness of solitary confinement. The 23rd represents the 23 hours a day … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Challenges Prolonged Detention of Mentally Ill

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-26/civil-rights/lawsuit-challenges-prolonged-detention-of-mentally-ill/a48656-1 October 26, 2015 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window PHILADELPHIA – The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of mentally-ill prisoners held in Pennsylvania jails while awaiting treatment. Criminal … Continue reading

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Support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): A historic first step toward fixing our criminal justice system was taken when the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 was introduced in the U.S. Senate. After months of hard work by … Continue reading

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Faith Leader Applauds Pope Francis’ Planned Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Calls On Faith Community to Follow Pope Francis in Continuing to Shine Light on Torture In Prison WASHINGTON – As Pope Francis begins his historic first trip to the United States he … Continue reading

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The Literal Cost of Solitary Confinement

New Republic From the Campaign for Youth Justice (http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org/): Damian Jackson weighed two pounds when he was born. The doctors told his mother, Veronica Worley, that he’d have to stay in the hospital for 90 days, inside a tiny incubator, … Continue reading

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Respond to Pope Francis’ Concern for Prisoners—Call for Closing Guantanamo, Ending Solitary

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): On his first visit to the United States this week, Pope Francis will send an incredibly important message, not only through his words but also his actions.  The Pope will visit the … Continue reading

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Solitary Confinement: The Immoral Treatment of Prisoners in America’s Prison System—October 3, Pittsburgh

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): You are invited to join our executive director, Rev. Ron Stief, for dinner and discussion about the faith community’s work in the movement to end solitary confinement, hosted by Pittsburgh’s East Liberty … Continue reading

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Class Action Settlement to Reduce Use of Isolation in California Prisons

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This has been a historic week in the nationwide struggle to end the torture of solitary confinement. A settlement was reached in the Ashker v. Governor of California class action lawsuit, with … Continue reading

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