The [Justice] Short List 3-7-14
A Devastating Game of Solitaire
Last Tuesday, Senator Dick Durban chaired a follow up hearing on the issue of solitary confinement, focusing on its human rights, fiscal, and public safety consequences. While we want to draw your attention to the hearing, we also want to start a conversation about how to prevent future hearings from being “typical Washington: A large room overflowing with activists and a virtually empty media table.”
Testimony of Damon A. Thibodeaux
Damon Thibodeaux, who spent 14 years in solitary confinement, provided a horrifying and powerful testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee during the hearing on solitary confinement. A must read if you missed the hearing.