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!