Solitary confinement that lasts more than 15 consecutive days is recognized by the United Nations and human rights organizations as torture. Last year state lawmakers took a major step towards ending this brutal practice by passing the Humane Alternatives to Solitary Confinement (HALT) Act. But corrections officers and their unions have been fighting to repeal HALT since the law passed.
Tell legislators to keep HALT in place and fully implement its critical reforms.
Governor Kathy Hochul
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie