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Abuses at Rikers Island: Officials and Advocates Call for End to Solitary Confinement and Officer Violence

2020-04-04T13:36:34-04:00August 18th, 2014|

The Epoch times

“It’s second by second, the attack on your soul,” Perez said, who now works as an advocate for the mentally ill at the Urban Justice Center.

Stories For Justice Voices from the Box: A Call to End the Torture of Isolated Confinement

2020-04-04T13:35:50-04:00July 26th, 2014|

Her Story Writers

This program focuses on the plight of prisoners and detainees in New York State held in isolated confinement, where people are contained in a cell for 22 to 24 hours a day. That confinement has been found to be both inhumane and unconstitutional. The United Nations has deemed anything more than 15 days in isolated confinement as torture. The goal of the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) is sweeping reform of New York’s use of solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation in state prisons and local jails. Despite these facts, New York uses isolated confinement at rates well above the national average.

Teens in Isolation: State Advisers to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Hold Briefing on Juvenile Solitary Confinement in New York

2020-04-04T13:33:54-04:00July 14th, 2014|

Solitary Watch

Johnny Perez, MHP's safe-reentry advocate, recently had his story shared on solitarywatch.org. The news source discusses the conditions he was put through as a teenager in solitary confinement.