Ground-breaking report released!

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) of Arizona has recently published a first-of-its-kind report, "Buried Alive: Solitary Confinement in Arizona's Prisons and Jails" detailing the use and conditions of solitary confinement in various correctional facilities in Arizona. This report is the result of over a year of research and much of the content is due to the trust and involvement of many Arizona prisoners currently being held in conditions of solitary confinement.

As a kick-off event for this report and the beginning of the StopMax Arizona Campaign, the AFSC held a Networking Forum in May 2007. Nearly 75 people were in attendance for the Forum to hear keynote speaker, Dr. Terry Kupers speak about the devastating effects of solitary confinement on one's mental health. Dr. Kupers had this to say about "Buried Alive",

…The report is stunning! You get into great detail, you are balanced yet passionate, and your remedies are reasonable and timely.

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