Solitary Confinement: Inconceivably, we have a human rights crisis here in New York State, as over 4,000 individuals—many of the most vulnerable and defenseless among us—are subject to state-sanctioned torture, in the form of solitary confinement. This is an unacceptable situation and thus we continue the fight that Martin Sostre—a political prisoner and revolutionary born and raised in Harlem—commenced over forty five years ago when he first legally and successfully challenged the practice of solitary confinement as cruel and inhuman punishment. In 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur agreed with this assessment, calling solitary confinement “torture”—plain and simple.
On Friday, October 17th Senator Perkins will host a "Community Dialogue On Ebola"--to inform, educate and disseminate information to our constituents, as well as answer questions, address concerns and rally support to fight this epidemic both in Africa and New York City.
This Community Dialogue will be held at 6:00 PM at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building—8th Floor Conference Room.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this event. Please RSVP to our office at 212.222.7315.
Please join Senator Bill Perkins, Assembly Member Jeffrion Aubry and New York Campaign For Alternatives To Isolated Confinement (CAIC) for an importnat Community Town Hall On Solitary Confinement In New York & The HALT Solitary Confinement Act.