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.
Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary
Delegate Luke Clippinger
Senator William C. Smith