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Prolonged Solitary Confinement: A Form of Torture, with Robert King from the Angola Three

Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 10:30am - 2:30pm

This will be an opportunity to hear from Robert King, one of the Angola Three, about the use of prolonged isolation in our prisons. Robert King was held in solitary confinement for 29 years. Since his release King has worked tirelessly to expose the injustices of the American penal system perpetrated against African-Americans and poor people.

We will also hear from family members whose children are in isolation and explore actions that we can take to end prolonged isolation in our prisons.

Buried alive: Long-term isolation in California youth and adult prisons

Published in May 2008 by AFSC's Laura Magnani, this report details the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's over-use and misuse of isolation units, with six recommendations for change.

Stopmax Arizona Campaign

The Stopmax Arizona Campaign is an integral part of the nation-wide Stopmax Campaign and its effort to end the use of long-term solitary confinement and torture in US prisons ans jails.  This video gives voice to the survivors of solitary confinement.  For more information or to get involved with the Stopmax Arizona Campaign, contact the Tucson, Arizona AFSC office at 520.623.9141 or

Solitary confinement: Cruel and inhuman

On any given day, as many as 80,000 men and women are locked in solitary in U.S. prisons—alone for 23 hours a day. This video captures the visceral experience and long term impact of that isolation.

ADJC Buried Alive Response

Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections response to the May 2007 article, Buried Alive: Solitary Confinement in Arizona’s Prisons and Jails on the American Friends Service Committee website.


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