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Episode 3: Curtis Brown

COMING SOON

Episode 4: Patricia Gentry

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Episode 5: Eddie Ellis

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Episode 6: Catherine Jones

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Episode 7: Nancy Dockter

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To join the Campaign to End Solitary, please email Laura Berry at laura@decarceatear.org

pen pal

Writing letters to persons in solitary confinement is a concrete way to support individuals subjected to this horrific practice. Letters help to create human interaction and communication; something that solitary confinement is designed to suppress. 

 

This is not merely an act of charity. Writing letters allows us to keep prisoners connected to the decARcerate movement, allowing them to provide their own insights and stay up to date on our work. We believe this communication has the potential to improve the lives not only of the individuals in solitary confinement but also of those on the outside who bear witness to their suffering. 

Interested in becoming a pen pal?

 

Fill out the form on the right, and we'll be in touch.

Together we will promote transparency through data collection and reporting on solitary confinement.

Transparency

Together we will change the false narrative that we need solitary confinement

Narrative Shift

Together we will end the practice of solitary confinement in Arkansas

Stop Usage

Together we will replace solitary confinementwith incentive-based, program-rich alternatives.

Alternatives

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Solitary confinement has been repeatedly called "torture" and "a violation of human rights" by the United Nations.

Individuals are isolated for 23-24 hours a day in a 6x9' cell with limited human interaction and little constructive activity. 

Arkansas is among the highest users of this abusive practice.

solitary report

After a year and a half, we have successfully compiled a report detailing Arkansas' use of solitary confinement. The report will be released later this month.

read the blog

With the help of our friends in prison, we have launched a blog about the torturous practice of solitary confinement.

DecARcerate's Campaign to End Solitary seeks to end Arkansas' practice of extreme isolation, replacing it with program-rich evidence-based alternatives. The Campaign to End Solitary is working to educate the public on the torturous practice of solitary confinement, provide support to individuals being held in solitary, and pass comprehensive legislative reform

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