Call your legislators and ask them to support HB 7302: AN ACT CONCERNING ISOLATED CONFINEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL STAFF TRAINING AND WELLNESS. To codify procedures concerning isolated confinement, provide for greater transparency concerning isolated confinement and provide training and wellness initiatives for correctional staff.
This Bill would restrict the use of isolated confinement (aka Solitary Confinement) in children and prisoners with serious mental conditions and physical disabilities. It will also increase the transparency of the practice in CT, and provide training and wellness initiatives for correctional staff.
There is a public hearing on HB 7302 going on now, so call today or this week if possible.
You may also write a testimony in support of this bill. Although testimony will not be part of the public hearing, we have 30 days to submit testimonies of support.
Send your written testimony as a word doc. attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org