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SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IS TORTURE

Solitary Confinement is the practice of isolating inmates for 22 out of the 24 hours a day from any human or outdoor contact.  

 

The other two hours? Showering- -alone and in an Outdoor Cage- -alone.  The cells? Smaller than a horse stable.  The overhead fluorescent lights? They never go off. The noise? Only the sounds of fellow inmates succumbing to their own psychosis.  Reality? All sense of time, space, and connection fade away within the first three weeks of living in solitary confinement.  

Numerous studies have documented the harmful effects of long-term solitary confinement, often irreversible and fatal, leading the United Nations to classify the practice as torture.

RIGHT NOW

88,000 MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN ARE BEING TORTURED IN UNITED STATES PRISONS

I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning” -Nelson Mandela

A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

UNLOCK THE BOX IS THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO END SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. SUPPORTING ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION EFFORTS FROM LOCAL TO NATIONAL LEVELS, THE CAMPAIGN OFFERS RESOURCES, FUNDING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ANTI-SOLITARY COALITIONS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. IT’S MAIN GOAL:  END TORTURE NOW. 

Millions of Lives

One Solitary Mission

Unlock the Box has a single, solitary mission: to eliminate solitary confinement in the United States within the next 10 years. 

POLICY IS PERSONAL

YOU ARE THE KEY TO UNLOCKING SOLITARY

Solitary by State

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