2012 U.S. Senate Hearing: Archive of Written Testimony

Abu Ali Abdur’Rahman, prisoner on Tennessee death row

Dr. Everett D. Allen, former physician at Pelican Bay

Angela Allen-Bell, Southern University Law Center

American Bar Association

American Civil Liberties Union

ACLU of Connecticut

ACLU of Maine

American Friends Service Committee

American Psychiatric Association

Amnesty International USA

Stuart M. Andrews, Nelson Mullins, on behalf of class action clients

Angola 3 (Robert King, Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox), survivor of/prisoners in solitary in Louisiana

Louisa Botteri, mother of prisoner in solitary

California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement, compilation of writings by prisoners in solitary

Dolores Canales, mother of prisoner in solitary

Ronald Cauthern, prisoner on death row in Tennessee

Center for Children’s Law and Policy

Center for Constitutional Rights

Mary Chapman, mother of son who died in solitary at Tamms

Christy Chavez, wife of prisoner in solitary

Children’s Law Center

Rev. Madeline Coburn, prison chaplain

Fred Cohen, expert on prisoners with mental illness

Correctional Association of New York

Janet Davis, mother of disabled prisoner in solitary

Colin Dayan, Vanderbilt University

Shandre Delaney, mother of prisoner in solitary

Lois DeMott, Citizens for Prison Reform, mother of prisoner in solitary

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Barbara Fair, My Brother’s Keeper

Lori Fender, mother of prisoner

Gary L. Flakes, survivor of solitary confinement

Anthony Graves, Texas death row exoneree

Lisa Guenther, Vanderbilt University

Vicky Gunderson, mother of teen who committed suicide in solitary

Virginia Gutierrez-Brown, wife of prisoner in solitary

Dr. Craig Haney, University of California-Santa Cruz

Human Rights Coalition Pennsylvania

Human Rights Defense Center

Human Rights Project for Girls

Human Rights Watch

Gabriel Huerta, Current Pelican Bay SHU prisoner

Innocence Project, statements of six exonerees who did time in solitary

Just Detention International

Justice & Mercy, Inc.

Juvenile Justice Initiative

Dr. Terry Kupers, Wright Institute

Legal Aid Justice Center

Legal Aid Society, Prisoners’ Rights Project

Alice and Staughton Lynd, lawyers and advocates for supermax prisoners

Enceno Macy (pen name), prisoner in solitary confinement

Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition (M-PAC)

Robert Martinez, prisoner in solitary at Penitentiary of New Mexico

Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement

Hope Metcalf and Judith Resnik, Yale Law School

Midwest Coalition for Human Rights

Nicole Miera, sister of teen who committed suicide in solitary

Glenn Miles, worked with prisoners

Diana and Terry Montes-Walker, parents of prisoner in solitary

Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society (MISS) p.1 / p. 2 / p. 3 / p. 4

Michael B. Mushlin, Pace Law School

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Association of Social Workers

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Immigrant Justice Center

National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Brian Nelson, survivor of solitary confinement at Tamms

New York City Bar Association

New York City Jails Action Coalition

New York Civil Liberties Union

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center

Annabelle Parker, friend of prisoners in solitary

Physicians for Human Rights

Commissioner Joseph Ponte, Maine Department of Corrections

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York

Rabbis for Human Rights-North America

Keramet Reiter, University of California, Irvine

Richa, survivor of solitary confinement

Paul Rogers, prisoner in solitary confinement in Pennsylvania (with picture)

Laura Rovner, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Sharon Shalev, Centre for Criminology, Oxford University

Brenda Smith, Tamms Year Ten, loved one of prisoner in solitary

Solitary Watch

Carl ToerBijns, former deputy warden

Maligi Tuitasi, prisoner in solitary at Pelican Bay

Uptown People’s Law Center

Urban Justice Center

Uri L’Tzedek

Vera Institute of Justice

Beth Witrogen, partner of prisoner in solitary

Youth Law Center