MEDIA ADVISORY: Release of 2017 Report of First Hand Accounts of People in Solitary at Southport Prison

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From Correctional Assn. of NY:

MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE

New York (December 11, 2017): Lawmakers, Advocates, Southport solitary survivors, and Family Members join the Correctional Association of New York (CA) to release a stunning new CA report about Southport Prison, featuring first-hand accounts of brutality, self-harm, mental, emotional, and physical abuse at one of only two prisons in New York State devoted primarily to solitary confinement

Calling for passage of the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Bill A.3080/S.4784

WHAT: Public release of “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”

WHEN: Wednesday, December 13, 12:30 PM

WHERE: 250 Broadway, 22nd Floor, Room 2225 (I.D. required)

WHO (list in formation): Assembly Member Jeffrion L. Aubry, D. 35th A.D.

Jack Beck, Correctional Association, Co-Author of Report

Tyrrell Muhammad, Correctional Association, Southport solitary survivor

State Senator. Jamaal Bailey, D. 36th Sen. District (invited)

Jerome Wright, Organizer for NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (NYCAIC), Southport solitary survivor

Alicia Barraza, whose son committed suicide while in solitary confinement

Rogelio Headley, VOCAL, Southport solitary survivor

Embargoed copies of Executive Summary available upon request

For more information call:

Annette Warren-Dickerson (646) 793-9077, adickerson@correctionalassociation.org