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.


 

 

 

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