Drop the Rock Group Also Wants to Drop Some Prisons
From Legislative Gazette:
Criminal justice crusaders from the “Drop the Rock” campaign preached reform of the state prison system from the pulpit of a church near the Capitol during an annual advocacy day event March 16. The rally in the church preceded the lobbying of legislators to support the closure of three minimum- and one medium-security men’s prisons proposed in the 2010-2011 Executive Budget.
Southport Correctional Facility is one of two super-maximum security prisons in the state that places an emphasis on solitary confinement. A new report looking at the facility’s practices is highlighting the negative impact solitary confinement can have on a human. So advocates are making a renewed push for the HALT Act. Joining us to talk [...]Read More