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CAIC PRESS RELEASES

Statement by the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement on President Obama’s Executive Actions to Restrict Solitary Confinement, January 27, 2016.

CAIC, NYS Legislators Demand End to Torture of Solitary Confinement; Members Hold Parallel Actions in Harlem, Long Island, Ithaca, Poughkeepsie and Beacon in Monthly Series, December 22, 2015

Lawmakers, Advocates, and Survivors of Solitary Confinement Back Legislation Limiting Use of Isolation in New York’s Prisons and Jails, April 22, 2015

Lawmakers, Advocates, and Survivors of Solitary Confinement Back Sweeping Reforms to Use of Isolation in New York’s Prisons and Jails, May 5, 2014

New York Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Reforms to Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails, January 31, 2014

Human Rights Day Vigils Will Challenge the Torture of Solitary Confinement in New York, December 6, 2013.

New York Activists Launch Fast Against Solitary Confinement in Solidarity with California Prison Hunger Strikers, July 13, 2013.

New York Groups Unite in Call for Alternatives to Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails, March 12, 2013.

ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES

Legislation Limiting Solitary Confinement in New York Gains Momentum, Marco Poggio, Solitary Watch, April 29, 2015.

Women in New York State Prisons Face Solitary Confinement While Pregnant or Sick, Victoria Law, Solitary Watch, February 16, 2015.

Transgender Women in New York State Prisons Face Solitary Confinement and Sexual Assault, Aviva Stahl, Solitary Watch, August 7, 2014.

Solitary Confinement to End for Youngest at Rikers Island, Michael Shwirtz, The New York Times, September 24, 2014.

For Teens at Rikers Island Solitary Confinement Pushes Mental Limits, Trey Bundy, The Center For Investigative Reporting, March 4, 2014.

N.Y. Becomes Largest Prison System To Curb Solitary Confinement, Brian Mann, NPR, February 23, 2014.

Questioning Solitary Confinement for Adolescents at Rikers Island, PBS Newshour, February 21, 2014.

New York Rethinks Solitary Confinement, The Editorial Board, The New York Times, February 20, 2014.

New York State in Deal to Limit Solitary Confinement, Benjamin Weiser, The New York Times, February 19, 2014.

New York Lawmakers Introduce Bill to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement, Jean Casella, Solitary Watch, February 4, 2013.

Limiting Solitary, Graham Kates, The Crime Report, January 31, 2014.

As New York City Jails Amend Their Solitary Confinement Practices, Abuses on Rikers Island Continue, Aviva Stahl, Solitary Watch, January 16, 2014.

Reports Condemn Solitary Confinement in New York City’s Jails, As Officials Weigh Its Future, Marlies Talay, Solitary Watch, November 6, 2013.

Solitary Confinement’s Invisible Scars, Five Omar Mualimm-ak, The Guardian, October 30, 2013.

Sick and in Solitary, Maura R. O’Connor, The New York World, February 6, 2013.

The Cost of Solitary Confinement, Editorial, New York Times, December 14, 2012.

Jason Echeverria’s Death In City Jail Ruled Homicide, Graham Rayman, Village Voice, December 13, 2012.

Leroy Peoples Lawsuit Renews Debate Over Solitary Confinement, Matt Sledge, Huffington Post, December 10, 2012.

New York State Is Sued Over Use of Isolation in Its Prisons, Mosi Secret, New York Times, December 7, 2012.

Adolescents in Grown-Up Jails, Editorial, New York Times, October 16, 2012.

NYCLU Says NY Prisons Too Reliant on Solitary Confinement, Coleen Siuzdak, Legislative Gazette, October 9, 2012.

Unlock The Box: The Fight Against Solitary Confinement in New York, Jean Casella and James Ridgeway, The Nation, October 2, 2012.

No Human Dignity in ‘The Box’, Taylor Pendergrass, Albany Times-Union, October 2, 2012.

Prisoners’ Letters Offer a Window Into Lives Spent Alone in Tiny Cells, Mosi Secret, New York Times, October 2, 2012.

Solitary Confinement: New York’s Hidden Problem, Michael B. Mushlin, New York Law Journal, September 5, 2012.

New York’s Barbaric Prisons, Editorial, Albany Times-Union, August 15, 2012.

New York’s Black Sites, Jean Casella and James Ridgeway, The Nation, July 30, 2012.

The Crime of Solitary Confinement, Sister Marion Defeis, New York Daily News, June 4, 2012.

Solitary Confinement On the Rise at Rikers, Jeamarie Evelly, City Limits, May 27, 2012.

City to Sharply Increase Solitary Confinement on Rikers Island, Jean Casella and Dina Levy, Solitary Watch, November 21, 2011.

Special Report: Prison Suicide Rates Rise; Solitary Confinement Adds to Risk, Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Poughkeepsie Journal, April 11, 2011.

VIDEO AND AUDIO

Solitary Confinement (featuring Buffalo CAIC members), WBNY Radio, August 2015.

Breaking Down the Box, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, June 2015.

From Solitary to the Street, Democracy Now, June 2015.

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Video Statement in Support of HALT Act, April 2015.

Why Solitary Confinement Is a Form of Torture by Molly Crabapple, Fusion, March 2015.

The wHole, Episode 1, 2015

Children of the Incarcerated, 2015

Solitary Symposium: Four Who Have Spent Time in Solitary, symposium organized by the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, November 17, 2012.

Solitary Symposium: The Scandal of Solitary in the U.S. Today, symposium organized by the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, November 17, 2012.

In Solitary — The Brian Lehrer Show, with Breyten Breytenbach, Taylor Pendergrass, and Lawrence Weschler, WNYC, November 16, 2012.

Solitary Confinement in New York State, panel discussion hosted by Metro New York Religious Campaign Against Torture, New York City, October 17, 2012.

Solitary Confinement in New York, town hall hosted by State Senator Bill Perkins, Harlem, NY, October 4, 2012.

Boxed-In: The True Cost of Extreme Isolation in New York’s Prisons, NYCLU, October 2, 2012.

Solitary Confinement Numbers at Rikers Buck National Trend, Courtney Gross, NY 1, September 11, 2012.

Is Solitary Confinement Torture?, with Liliana Segura and Jean Casella, Nation Conversations, July 26, 2012.

Solitary Confinement and New York’s Dramatic Rise in Prison Suicides, YNN News, December 6, 2011.

Torture in New York State Prisons?, panel discussion hosted by Metro New York Religious Campaign Against Torture, New York City, June 21, 2011.

 

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