Reduce Solitary Confinement

Reduce Solitary Confinement

 

Reduce Prolonged Solitary Confinement In Maryland

According to a recent report from the Maryland Department of Correctional Services, over 8% of the prison population is confined to administrative or disciplinary segregation (solitary).  The national average is 4%.  The average length of stay in segregation in Maryland prisons is 125 days.  ---Psychologists and Human Rights lawyers urge that no one should be in solitary for more than 15 days.  There are humane and effective alternatives to solitary confinement/segregation.

I call upon state legislators and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to take steps to reduce prolonged solitary confinement/segregation.

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 Please sign the petition below which will be forwarded to legislators in Annapolis.


 

 

 

Who's signing

Paul Furth
Duane  "Shorty" Shortman
Davon D. Neverdon
Camille Henley
Uta Allers
Kimberly Spring
Mark Schecther
Dan Blank
Richard Heffern
Kirk Kramer
Maria Lostoski
William Derge
Jean Brady
Virginia Denning
Roberta Petrishko
Allison Cox
Sherry Moitoza
Christy Gordon
Dr. Arthur Milholland
Dana Semme
Beth Buffam
Luann Mostello
Frantz Wilson
Roman Silvia
299 signatures

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