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AMP: Grassroots²

New York City

Campaign for Alternatives to Solitary Confinement


Vision: The goal of CAIC is sweeping reform of New York’s use of solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation in state prisons and local jails. Currently, CAIC is working toward the passage of the Humane Alternative to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act in the New York State Legislature.

Impact: CAIC holds monthly meetings, workshops, vigils, actions, town halls and more in an effort to change New York State legislation on solitary confinement. In addition to this work, CIAC also seeks to elevate the voices of previously incarcerated people who have been in solitary confinement in an effort to shed light on this human rights issue.