The following resources focus on New York prisons and jails. For national resources on isolated confinement, see resource sections at the ACLU’s Stop Solitary project, National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s U.S. Prisons project, and Solitary Watch.


Click on the following links for materials that can be downloaded, printed, and copied for use by CAIC members and others interested in educating the public about isolated confinement in New York’s prisons and jails.

CAIC Petition and Sign-Up Sheet

General Flyer on CAIC, Solitary Confinement, and the HALT Act

Fact Sheet on Solitary Confinement in NY State

Summary of the HALT Act

Voices from Solitary in NY State

Infographic on Solitary in NY State

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s Statement on Solitary in NY State

HALT Act Organizational Endorsement Form

HALT Letter to Legislators


Kaba, Lewis, Glowa-Kollisch, Hadler, Lee, Alper, Selling, MacDonald, Solimo, Parsons and Venters, Solitary Confinement and Risk of Self-Harm Among Jail Inmates, 104 AM.J. PUBLIC HEALTH 442, 445 (2014).

Three Adolescents with Mental Illness in Punitive Segregation at Rikers Island. The City of New York Board of Correction, October 2013.

James Gilligan, MD and Bandy Lee, M.D., M.Div. Report to the New York City Board of Correction (on solitary confinement in New York City jails). September 5, 2013.

Solitary Confinement in New York State (report and resolution). New York State Bar Association Committee on Civil Rights, January 2013.

Ian Kysel. Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prison Across the United States. ACLU/Human Rights Watch, October 2012. (Contains sections on New York State prisons and New York City jails.)

Scarlet Kim, Taylor Pendergrass and Helen Zelon. Boxed In: The True Cost of Extreme Isolation In New York’s Prisons. New York Civil Liberties Union, October 2012.

David Stoelting, Supermax Confinement in U.S. Prisons, New York City Bar Association, Committee on International Human Rights, September 2011.

Lockdown New York: Disciplinary Confinement in New York State Prisons. Correctional Association of New York, 2003.


Letter to New York State DOCCS from New York City Bar Association, February 8, 2013.

Letter to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture from NYCLU, February 5, 2013.

Peoples v. Fischer, complaint filed by the NYCLU on behalf of Leroy Peoples in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, December 6, 2012.

For an extensive list of additional documents related to isolated confinement in New York, acquired by the NYCLU through the state Freedom of Information Law, see the “Library” section of the Boxed-In website.


New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Corrections and Assembly Standing Committee on Mental Health: Public Hearing on Mental Illness in Correctional Settings, November 13, 2014

Correctional Association of New York

Disability Rights New York

Incarcerated Nation Corp.

Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement


New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement

New York City Jails Action Coalition

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York

Urban Justice Center


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