Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NLG Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement

On February 25th, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) submitted testimony for the record of the second Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers. NLG's testimony outlined the psychiatric, social and economic damage wrought by the use of solitary confinement framed within the larger issue of mass incarceration. In addition to demanding an end to solitary confinement, which NLG stated is a violation of domestic and international law, NLG's testimony called for a reevaluation of the discriminatory U.S. criminal justice system as a whole, offering suggested alternatives and reforms.


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