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Politics

Efforts Continue to End Solitary Confinement In Connecticut Prisons

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One of the harshest punishments you can receive in prison is solitary confinement. Advocates say solitary confinement does more harm than good - leaving the incarcerated with lasting mental health problems that go beyond the duration of their served sentence. 

This hour, we talk with advocates in our state who are working to end solitary confinement. And we will hear from someone who experienced solitary confinement. 

Should Connecticut ban this practice in its prisons? We want to hear from you.

GUESTS:

  • Kelan Lyons -  Reporter and Report for America corps member who covers justice for the Connecticut Mirror (@Kelan_Lyons)
  • Barbara Fair - lead organizer and member of the Steering Committee for Stop Solitary CT
  • Leighton Johnson - Public Education Coordinator and member of the Steering Committee for Stop Solitary CT
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