Prison Ministry & Advocacy

Help End Long Term Solitary Confinement 

New Yorkers! Please take 30 seconds to make 2 calls today!
Now is a critical time to thank our legislative leaders for their support of #HALTsolitary and urge them to pass HALT now!

 
Call Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins at 518-455-2585
Please call Assembly Speaker Heastie at 518-455-3791
 
“I’m a New Yorker and I’m calling to thank you for your past support of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act (S1623/A2500) and to respectfully urge you to pass it as soon as possible so we can finally end this torture. Thank you.”

 

It is absolutely fine to leave a voicemail message.

Make sure to include your name and zip code. 

 

  • CALL Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and tell him: "I am a New Yorker and I oppose solitary confinement. We need to end its use in NY prisons and jails. Colorado now has a limit of 15 consecutive days in solitary confinement, with most serving far less, and has dramatically reduced the overall use of solitary. Rick Raemisch who runs the Colorado prisons spent 20 hours in a solitary cell before he decided to make these reforms. I hope you will do the same. You have the power to end the torture of solitary confinement and make New York a leader in respecting the human rights of all people. "
  • CALL your NYS Assembly and Senate representatives and tell them: "I live in your district and I oppose solitary confinement. We need to end its use in NYS prisons and jails. The Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act (A.3080B / S.4784A) would end the torture of solitary and create more humane and effective alternatives. Please sign on to co-sponsor the bill and push for its passage."
  • FIND your legislators at http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/.
  • POST on Facebook and TWEET using #HALTsolitary and @NYGovCuomo

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