Invisible but Not Forgotten
The U.S. holds 80,000 prisoners in solitary confinement on any given day, more than any other country in the world. Although many people are placed in solitary for non-violent, minor rule infractions, prisoners can remain in isolation for months, years and even decades.
Also referred to as Administrative Segregation (Ad-Seg), Security Housing Units (SHUs), Communication Management Units (CMUs) and multiple other euphemisms, people subjected to the practice are typically held on 23-hour a day lockdown, confined to small, often windowless, cells with little to ventilation.
Please check out the following petitions fighting the use of solitary confinement and share with your networks!
ACLU Action: Stop Solitary Confinement of Youth
ACLU of Arizona: Arizona is Maxed Out! No New Supermax Prison Beds
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC): Stop Abuse of Solitary Confinement
Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB): Demand the State of California Stop the Torture
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR): Honor the Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners’ Demands
Children’s Law Center, Inc.: Petitioning Ohio Governor to Stop Placing Ohio’s Youth in Solitary Confinement
Friends Committee on Legislation of California: Stop the Abuse of Solitary Confinement
National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT): End Prolonged Solitary Confinement Now
National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT): Take Action to End Solitary Confinement of Youth in California
National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT): People of Faith Support Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of 2014
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition: Corcoran SHU Prisoners Start Hunger Strike for Decent Healthcare
Roots Action: End Prolonged Solitary Confinement