END SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR CHILDREN

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Maryland uses solitary confinement at about twice the national average. Moreover, the average length of stay is between 124-130 days.

No one should be in solitary confinement for this long, especially children.

We should focus on actions that will rehabilitate people, so that they can successfully reenter society. Solitary confinement does not help, it often means that people develop or exacerbate serious mental illness issues while inside.

Please take action now.

Message Recipients:
Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary
Delegate Luke Clippinger
Senator William C. Smith

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Dear Representative,

Maryland’s version of solitary confinement, "restrictive housing,” damages people, and especially children.
This unnecessary and inhumane practice makes it extremely difficult for incarcerated children to come back rehabilitated and ready to contribute to society.

This must change. I ask for your support of Senate Bill SB774, which sets reasonable limitations on the use of restrictive housing for children in Maryland.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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