SPEAK OUT Against Prison Torture!

Control units. Supermax prison. SMU. Protective segregation. Permanent lockdown. Administrative segregation. Long term solitary confinement. = TORTURE.

The United Nations and most of the rest of the world call long term solitary confinement TORTURE. So do the people who are held prisoner in these horrible conditions.

We couldn’t agree more. We are going to do something about it, too.

We at the American Friends Service Committee are collecting TESTIMONIES and DOCUMENTATION from people who are currently held in long term solitary confinement, from their family members, and from ex-prisoners who spent time in solitary confinement.

We need your help. We need to hear the voices of people who know first hand the effects and conditions of long term solitary confinement – so that we can shut them down!


Calling all Ex-Prisoners of SuperMax Prisons and Control Units

If you were ever a prisoner in Arizona and were kept in a SuperMax Prison or in a control unit cell - we want YOU!

The American Friends Service Committee-Arizona Area Program is researching the torturous conditions of control units in Arizona. We believe that this form of imprisonment must be eradicated and ended once and for all, and we need your help. We are looking for testimony of prisoners and ex-prisoners who can expose the harsh realities of life in control units.

Post comments on this blog, or email Matthew Lowen @ mlowen@afsc.org. There is no need to reveal your identity if you do not feel comfortable, and we commit to respecting everyone's privacy.