Governor signs HALT Solitary Confinement Act into effect


After a tumultuous eight-year battle filled with tears and anger led by solitary survivors and their families, the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act was signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul on March 31.

For almost a decade those who survived solitary confinement and family members of those who perished in prisons dedicated themselves to the #HALTsolitary Campaign — an act to stop a practice they describe as inhumane torture.

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