Capitol Pressroom

April 29, 2019: Solitary confinement reform

Activists will be making their way to Albany to push the legislature to act on the Halt Solitary Confinement Act before the end of the legislative session. Victor Pate, Statewide Organizer for the HALT Solitary Campaign and a survivor of solitary himself, and Alicia Barraza, HALT Solitary campaign member and the mother of Ben Van Zandt, who struggled with mental health issues during his sentence, explained how this change would impact them and other individuals across New York.

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