Wednesday, July 31: NYC rally to end solitary confinement
Come stand in support of the thousands on hunger strike in Pelican Bay and other California prisons and to end the torture of solitary confinement in New York’s own prisons and jails.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
4:30 – 6:00 pm
163 West 125th Street (at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.) in front of the New York State Office Building
Bring a poster! Bring friends!
Download the flyer and share it with people in your community!
How else can you help?
- Read the full Five Demands of the California Hunger Strikers
- Call California Governor Jerry Brown at (916) 445-2841, (510) 289-0336, or (510) 628-0202 to demand that he negotiate seriously with the strike leaders
- Join the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement to fight to end torture in our own state.
- For information about the Correctional Association’s work on solitary confinement, please contact Scott Paltrowitz at spaltrowitz(@)correctionalassociation.org.
The CA has been monitoring the high rates of suicide and self-harm in the state prisons for more than a decade and has repeatedly drawn attention to excessively high rates of harm at certain prisons and in specific locations, such as solitary confinement and residential mental health units, to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the legislature in the CA’s reports and legislative testimonies. DOCCS suicide rate from 2010-16 was 56% higher than the national average for all US prisons.Read More
If New York state were punishing misbehaving prisoners by pulling out their fingernails, I believe our local senators and assemblymen would put a stop to this. Yet the legislature continues to allow the extended use of solitary confinement in prisons. Make no mistake, this is torture. Don’t take my word for it. Go spend 15 [...]Read More
“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