Legislative Round-Up 2021

In 2021, the Unlock the Box campaign and its partners supported legislation at the federal and state levels to end solitary. Check out our progress!

Letter to the CDC

September 24, 2020
Contact: Christopher Gray

Johnny Perez

Johnny Perez used prayer to survive the torture of solitary. Today he leads faith leaders and solitary survivors like himself in ending the torture of solitary confinement.

Laura Nicks

Laura Nicks is a trailblazer, a no-nonsense Erin Brokovich of prison reform whose work has led to sweeping legislative reform throughout Arkansas’s criminal justice system. She’s a fierce advocate who believes in second chances because, for her, the hope of a second chance is what kept her alive during the darkest time of her life.

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Figures Exceed Previous Counts Because They Include All People in Solitary in Prisons and Jails for 22 or More Hours a Day, and Are Based on the Most Reliable Available Sources