Correctional Association Joins Campaign to Challenge Solitary Confinement
The Correctional Association joined with dozens of organizations to launch the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC).
CAIC is a state-wide campaign of organizations, formerly incarcerated people, family members of people in prison, and concerned community members challenging the torturous abuse of solitary confinement.
CAIC believes we need legislative action to dismantle the current system of solitary in New York prisons and jails, and engages in public education and community outreach to organize support for that end.
As a long-time leader on the issue of solitary confinement in New York, the Correctional Association is excited to help launch CAIC and continue to build a movement for change.
We urge you to join us in this important campaign.
Correctional Association of New York releases “Solitary at Southport: A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Assn.’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons”
New York, NY (December 13, 2017): Today The Correctional Assn. of NY (CA), founded in 1844 and one of the oldest prison watchdog organizations in the country, released a 92-page report providing graphic first-hand depictions of physical, mental, and emotional abuse as a result of days, weeks, and often years of being caged in solitary confinement for 23 to 24 hours a day.Read More
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“Solitary at Southport: A 2017 Report Based Upon the Correctional Association’s Visits, Data Analysis, & First-Hand Accounts of the Torture of Solitary Confinement from One of New York’s Supermax Prisons”
“The isolation itself is torture. Mentally and emotionally, it breaks you down. Spiritually it strips you. The way it is built is to break you down as a person and push your family away.” From “Solitary at Southport” Solitary confinement is torture. New York State subjects people to solitary confinement and other forms of isolation [...]Read More