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For a list of events and actions in California, visit the Action calendar on the home page of Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity.

New York

For a complete list of events and actions in New York, visit the Events page and Action page at the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement.


Letters to Solitary

Many people held in solitary confinement welcome correspondence from people on the outside. Readers interested in reaching out to people in isolation can click here to find mailing addresses for some of the writers and artists featured on Solitary Watch.



American Civil Liberties Union: Allow UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Access to Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

American Civil Liberties Union: Stop the Abuse of Solitary!

ACLU Action: A Mother’s Plea: Stop Solitary Confinement of Children

ACLU Action: Overusing solitary confinement is shameful. Hiding it just makes it worse

American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona/American Friends Service Committee: Arizona Is Maxed Out

American Friends Service Committee: Stop Abuse of Solitary Confinement

Amnesty International USA: Free Albert Woodfox – End the Injustice. Remove Woodfox from Isolation

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB): Demand the State of California Stop the Torture

Center for Constitutional Rights: Honor the Pelican Bay SHU Prisoner’s Demands

Friends Committee on Legislation of California: Stop the abuse of solitary confinement

Human Rights Coalition Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania: Abolish Solitary Confinement!

National Religious Campaign Against Torture: End Prolonged Solitary Confinement Now

National Religious Campaign Against Torture: Take Action to End Solitary Confinement of Youth in California

National Religious Campaign Against Torture: People of Faith Support Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of 2014

New York Civil Liberties Union: Help End Extreme Isolation in New York’s Prisons

The Petition Site: End Child Torture: Stop Holding Our Kids in Solitary Confinement!

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition: Support Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners’ Five Core Demands (hunger strike)

Roots Action: End prolonged solitary confinement

Stop the Torture Campaign: Governor Jerry Brown: Stop the Torture in California

Sylvia Rivera Law Project: DOCCS, Make Housing Safer for Trans People in New York State Prisons!

Follow-up to February 2014 Senate hearing on solitary confinement by writing to Dick Durbin and other members of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights: Click here for contact information for subcommittee members.




American Civil Liberties Union: Stop Solitary

American Friends Service Committee: Stopmax Campaign

National Religious Campaign Against Torture: Torture in U.S. Prisons


California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement (CFASC)

California Prison Focus

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition

Stop the Torture Campaign


Tamms Year Ten Campaign


Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition

New York

Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement

NYC Jails Action Coalition

New York Civil Liberties Union: “Boxed In”


Human Rights Coalition