Join us for a special screening of Herman’s House
Join us on April 16 for a special screening of Herman’s House
WHEN – April 16 at 7:00 PM
Immediately following screening there will be a special Q&A and discussion led by director Angad Bhalla and experts on solitary confinement in New York.
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York is adopting new standards for the treatment of prisoners held in solitary confinement in local jails, including mandated time outside their cell and increased reporting requirements in an effort to prevent prisoner mistreatment. The changes, issued Tuesday by the state's Commission on Correction, come amid heightened scrutiny of solitary confinement and its psychological effects on inmates.Read More
Imagine living in and being confined 23 hours a day to an 8-by-14-foot space, which includes your bed, wash basin and toilet. Imagine living there anywhere from 30 days to 30 years. In New York state prisons, more than 4,000 men and women are living in such conditions, nearly 1,000 in the North Country. The [...]Read More
Under unique statutory authority granted to the CA in 1846, WIPP monitors conditions in women’s prisons in New York, a role played by no other group in the country. WIPP coordinates the Coalition for Women Prisoners, a statewide alliance of more than 1,800 people, and carries out advocacy campaigns to reform harmful criminal justice policies. [...]Read More