We urge you to show your support for S.2588, also known as The Isolated Confinement Restriction Act. If passed, the bill would eliminate the long-term use of prisoner isolation in every facility operated through contract with the Department of Corrections within New Jersey. Solitary confinement is a form of cruel and unusual punishment that can currently be implemented for a variety of reasons, such as "protection" or punishment for minor, nonviolent infractions. It has been characterized by the UN as torture when used for extended periods, as it currently is in New Jersey. Please consider showing your support for this bill by attaching your signature to a letter that SPEAR is sending to NJ Senator Linda Greenstein before the bill has its first hearing on Thursday. The link below allows you to add your signature to the letter. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YCK6CElurYcpIim3bhq5BKjGfWwQfMXsCXOP7tDBd1A/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

For More Information on S.2588 and Solitary Confinement: 

 

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