Former Norfolk inmate spent 16 months in solitary confinement. A new Senate bill aims to prohibit it.

February 4, 2021

Please read a very good article about IAHR Board Member David Smith and chair of the Virginia Coalition on Solitary in the Virginian-Pilot.  The article highlights David's time in solitary while he was incarcerated. The article describes SB1301, sponsored by Senator Joseph Morrissey and how the bill will end prolonged isolation in Virginia State Prisons.  

SB1301 has garnered attention in the Virginia Press.  Please read news articles in the Richmond Post-Dispatch and the Progress-Index

Virginia Residents: Write your Senator asking him/her to support SB1301 which was a creation of the Virginia Coalition on Solitary. The Coalition Partners include IAHR, ACLU-VA, S.A.L.T. (Social Action Linking Together), and Virginia-CURE. If you don't know offhand your Senator or Delegate click here.  Just enter your mailing address and the names of your Senator and Delegate will come up.  

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