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HALT Passes Out of 4 Assembly Committees! Social Media Guide: Please Post Now!

HALT Passes Out of 4 Assembly Committees! Social Media Guide: Please Post Now!

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Today, the NY Assembly Corrections Committee, Assembly Codes Committee, Assembly Ways & Means Committee, and Assembly Rules Committee voted to pass the HALT Solitary Confinement Act.
In a statement by Statewide Organizer Jerome Wright, who survived 7 years in solitary he said, “I urge the full legislature to pass and the Governor to sign this bill immediately.”
 
Below please find a series of social media posts for today to help demonstrate the broad support for the bill. Please post many or all of them.
 

Please Share and Post Today Using This #HALTsolitary Social Media Guide

If passed by the full legislature and signed by the Governor, this bill would end the torture of long-term solitary confinement, and eliminate it altogether for certain populations, in New York’s prisons and jails.

Assembly Correction

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BREAKING: The #HALTsolitary bill just passed out of the NY Assembly Corrections Committee! The bill will end the torture of solitary confinement across New York State and replace it with safer and more meaningful interventions. 

[Insert graphic. Tag in graphic: @DavidWeprin @CnDelarosa @BurdickAD93 @KennyBurgosNY @DavilaAssembly @annakelles @AMDanQuart @nily @TheRealLatriceW @CarlHeastie]

Assembly Codes

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BREAKING: The #HALTsolitary bill just passed out of the NY Assembly Codes Committee! That’s TWO committees in one day! The bill will end the torture of solitary confinement across New York State and replace it with safer and more meaningful interventions. 

[Insert graphic. Tag in graphic: @JeffreyDinowitz @CarlHeastie @AndreaSCousins @TheRealLatriceW @NNickPerry @PatriciaFahy109 @AndrewHevesi @CatalinaCruzNY @JGPretlow @CharlesLavineNY]

Assembly Ways and Means

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BREAKING: The #HALTsolitary bill just passed out of the NY Assembly Ways and Means Committee! That’s THREE committees in one day! The bill will end the torture of solitary confinement across New York State and replace it with safer and more meaningful interventions.

[Insert graphic. Tag in graphic: @HeleneWeinstein @DeborahJGlick @AliciaHyndman @JoinJoyner @PhilRamos6AD @kenzebrowski_ny @NNickPerry @Rebecca76AD @CarlHeastie @AndreaSCousins]

ADDITIONAL TWEETS

FACT: Solitary confinement is torture. The sensory deprivation, lack of human interaction, and extreme idleness can lead to intense suffering and severe, lasting damage to physical and mental health, including psychosis, heart disease, self-mutilation, and death. #HALTsolitary

[Insert graphic. Tag in graphic: @DavidWeprin @CnDelarosa @BurdickAD93 @KennyBurgosNY @DavilaAssembly @annakelles @AMDanQuart @nily @TheRealLatriceW @CarlHeastie]

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FACT: Solitary confinement is deadly. It’s taken countless lives: Layleen Polaco, Kalief Browder, Ben van Zandt, Dante Taylor. A person attempts suicide nearly every other day in NY prisons. Roughly 1/3 of all prison suicides take place in solitary in NY prisons. #HALTsolitary

[Insert graphic. Tag in graphic: @DavidWeprin @CnDelarosa @BurdickAD93 @KennyBurgosNY @DavilaAssembly @annakelles @AMDanQuart @nily @TheRealLatriceW @CarlHeastie]

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FACT: Black and Latinx people are disproportionately subjected to solitary confinement. Over 8 in 10 New Yorkers in solitary confinement are people of color. Black people make up 18% of the population in New York State, 48% in state prisons, and 57% in solitary. #HALTsolitary

[Insert graphic. Tag in graphic: @JeffreyDinowitz @CarlHeastie @AndreaSCousins @TheRealLatriceW @NNickPerry @PatriciaFahy109 @AndrewHevesi @CatalinaCruzNY @JGPretlow @CharlesLavineNY]

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FACT: Every year in New York, tens of thousands of incarcerated people spend months, years and even decades in solitary confinement. They’re isolated in tiny cells for up to 24hrs/day and denied all meaningful human interaction. It’s torture. #HALTsolitary

[Insert graphic. Tag in graphic: @JeffreyDinowitz @CarlHeastie @AndreaSCousins @TheRealLatriceW @NNickPerry @PatriciaFahy109 @AndrewHevesi @CatalinaCruzNY @JGPretlow @CharlesLavineNY]

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FACT: Solitary makes prisons, jails, and outside communities less safe by failing to address underlying causes of problematic behavior, and often making them worse, as people deteriorate physically, psychologically, and socially. #HALTsolitary

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FACT: The #HALTsolitary will save lives and save money. A recent think tank report found HALT would save the state and local governments $132 million every year – money that should be directed toward meeting people’s needs, like housing and healthcare. 

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