Stop indefinite solitary confinement in Security Housing Units

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Cathleen Murphy
5 years ago
No one deserves to be treated this inhumanely.

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Barbara Scofield
7 years ago
My son spent 15 years at the Bay in the SHU, he is home now and they are still dogging him.

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gary hicks
7 years ago
Strange....as I sign this, highlighting the 2.7 million prisoners in this country, I'm also engaged in an argument with some people over another oppression: Gaza

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JONAS MONTOYA
7 years ago
because its inhumane

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Cassandra Lopez
7 years ago
I am in total support of this. My nephew is in a shu in Tehacipi, Ca. He is putting up a great fight for his young life. This is cruel punishment which must be stopped! Mama Cassie Lopez

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manuela solis
7 years ago
They shouldn't live like that

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Gayla Rowens
7 years ago
Because I don't believe that treating people like this. We prosecute soldiers for war crimes and treat pow's with humanity. It is wrong to treat any human in this manner.

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Evan Jaundzems
7 years ago
THis is important to me as I feel that it is WRONG to treat humans like this, even if they have been caught disobeying an unjust societies laws, whatever they have done.

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James Mcdermott
7 years ago
Because Solitary confinement is ineffective for rehabilitation, is cruel, and unusual punishment, and costs us extra tax dollars

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Sascha Hutchings
7 years ago
We cannot rightfully tout ourselves as the greatest nation on earth when we defy international human rights standards, basic logic and sound fiscal practice in how we run our "rehabilitation" system. Treating inmates humanely and providing actual rehabilitation saves society vast social and financial costs: recidivism's crime victims and incarceration costs; the cost of a massive and massively expensive prison industrial complex; the loss of so many potentially productive members of society in those never afforded rehabilitation; our loss of grounds for self respect for knowingly not doing the right thing, but doing the easy or politically or personally expedient thing.

We can put humans in space, we can map the human genome, we have the research and examples to show how monumentally wrong our prison system is. We need to just do the right, the smart, the compassionate thing.