Placing individuals in solitary confinement is a way to show the inmate who’s in control. Many individuals have mental breakdowns or even commit suicide.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
In a recent study, the ACLU-VA asks Governor Ralph Northam to sharply limit the use of solitary confinement. The ACLU report deems the practice is 'overused' in Virginia. The ACLU said reforms put in place by the state since 2011 are a “step forward” in reducing its use but don’t go far enough.
This blog post was written by our Paralegal and former Office Assistant Marcie Hampton.
I have always been fascinated by the political process, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized it was something in which I could involve myself directly.