Solitary confinement (also called administrative segregation) has gained attention in recent years as a serious mental health concern in the criminal justice system. According to Texas Impact, an interfaith public policy network, more than 8,800 Texans were in solitary confinement in 2010. The organization will educate faith leaders, faith communities and policy makers about this issue and lead efforts to advocate for changes in state policies.Good, it's needed. As always, those interested in ad-seg issues should follow Jim Rideway's Solitary Watch.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Hogg Foundation funds advocacy on solitary confinement
The Austin-based Hogg Foundation for Mental Health recently announced several grant awards, including one to Texas Impact for advocacy work on solitary confinement:
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