Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NY State Bar Opposes Long-term Solitary

State by state, sanity may overtake former prison policies.  The New York State Bar Association has passed a resolution against the lengthy, and frequently unnecessary, use of prolonged solitary confinement.  The Association believes solitary offends not "just the conscience, but the Constitution."  They write, "solitary confinement, if used at all, should be measured in days, not years, months, or even weeks, ensuring that all prisoners, regardless of their conditions of confinement, have some minimal measure of interactive activity so that their psyche does not begin to deteriorate."                                              


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