Recent exposure in the media has brought the issue of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons to the public’s attention — naming it what it is: torture. With a new administration in Washington and an accompanying desire for change and justice across the country, this is a critical time to raise our voices against torture — not just in the military, but right here in U.S. prisons.
Please send this email to your governor and state legislators encouraging them to watch our video and support AFSC’s proposals to address the use solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
In 1947, AFSC was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, for our work “…from the nameless to the nameless….” on behalf of all Quakers.