We work to end mass incarceration
through education, smart legislation,
advocacy, and empowering the leadership of people directly impacted by the criminal injustice system.
About Solitary Confinement
Solitary confinement generally places of a person, alone or with a cellmate, in a locked room or cell for as long as 22 hours or more per day without meaningful access to human contact.
Access to exercise, programming, and family visitation is greatly curtailed or completely denied. People often receive food through a slot in the door and have “outdoor time” alone in an empty cage.
Solitary confinement inflicts immense suffering, causing people to deteriorate mentally, physically, and socially. It causes psychosis, anxiety, depression, and heart disease, and too often leads to self-mutilation and death by suicide and other causes.
Together we will promote transparency through data collection and reporting on solitary confinement.
Together we will change the false narrative that we need solitary confinement
Together we will end the practice of solitary confinement in Arkansas
Together we will replace solitary confinementwith incentive-based, program-rich alternatives.
Authored by Nancy Dockter, our report titled Solitary Confinement in Arkansas Prisons takes a deep look at theArkansas Department of Correction's use of solitary confinement. This report was a collaboration with Disability Rights Arkansas.
Out of the Box
Out of the Box is a seven part web series hosted by Laura Berry-Nicks. In each episode, Laura speaks to people directly impacted by solitary confinement to
explore this abusive practice in Arkansas and beyond.