Five Mualimm-ak, one of the original leading members of CAIC and founder of Incarcerated Nation, has been wrongfully incarcerated and needs your support. Please consider donating at: Also if you haven’t seen it yet, please check out this donation site for Jack Davis, a leading member of CAIC and Challenging Incarceration, and please also consider donating:

NEXT MONTHLY CAIC MEETING:  Thursday, December 7, 6 pm at the Urban Justice Center, 40 Rector Street, New York, NY. Those outside NYC can call-in: 515 739 1015, Access code:  318-838-798. All are welcome!

MONTHLY TOGETHER TO END SOLITARY ACTIONS: Please join CAIC on the 23rd of the month for the 29th month in a row as we recognize the 23+ hours a day people spend in solitary confinement and push for New York to #HALTsolitary.

  • Nassau County: Monday, November 20 (NOT the 23rd), 6:30 pm, Vigil in the worship room followed by screening and discussion in the art gallery of Structural Racism, a video presentation by john a. powell, Professor of Law and Professor of African-American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock48 Shelter Rock Rd., Manhasset, NY. Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the UUCSR Social Justice Committee. Directions at For further information, contact Social Justice Coordinator Claire Deroche at (516) 472-2977 or
  • Ithaca: Thursday, November 23, 5 pm, Vigil outside the Tompkins County Public Library,101 E. Green St., in partnership with Amnesty International group 73 and the Ithaca Prisoner Justice Network.
  • NYC: TBD
  • LIVETWEET that day/at the events, using #HALTsolitary and @NYGovCuomo

Please also take action from your home or workplace as part of this month’s action on the 23rd, and encourage others to do so:

  • CALL Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and tell him: “I am a New Yorker and I oppose solitary confinement. We need to end its use in NYS prisons and jails. You have the power to end this torture and make New York a leader in respecting the human rights of all people.”
  • CALL Assembly Speaker Heastie at 518-455-3791 and tell him: “I am a New Yorker and I oppose solitary confinement. We need to end its use in NYS prisons and jails. The Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act (A. 3080 / S. 4784) would end the torture of solitary and create more humane and effective alternatives. A majority of Assembly Members support the HALT Act. We need your leadership to move the bill forward.”

JOIN THE RAPID RESPONSE PROTEST LIST: If you are interested in being on a rapid response list to be informed of future actions that come up with a very short time frame, please email Scott at:

CAIC COMMITTEE MEETINGS/CALLS (All are welcome to join!):

  • Advocacy Day Planning Group: Monday, November 20, 5 pm. Phone-in only to 515 739 1015, Access code:  318-838-798.
  • Organizing and Action Committee: Thursday, November 30, 5:30 pm. Phone-in only to 515 739 1015, Access code:  318-838-798.
  • NY Interfaith Campaign Against Torture: 
  • NY Interfaith Campaign Against Torture: Tuesday, November 21, 6 pm. Phone-in only to 1-855-392-2520; code 5471845#
  • Communications Committee: TBD

SEND UPDATES AND PICTURES: Please share any and all photos from any CAIC actions on this shared CAIC google photo album: If you have a confirmed upcoming event re solitary or have pictures from a past event – for the 23rd of the month action or any CAIC event – please email:;;;; and so that the info can be shared on all of the various CAIC platforms.


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