We depend upon the community of readers to support this effort to bring the issue of solitary confinement in the United States out of the shadows and into the public square. You can support Solitary Watch in both monetary and non-monetary ways. Solitary Watch News needs modest funding to keep it going and growing. We welcome donations of any amount. Solitary Watch is a project of the Community Futures Collective, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which serves as its fiscal sponsor for all grants and donations. Donations to the Community Futures Collective are tax-deductible. To donate:
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Special thanks to Marina Drummer of the Community Futures Collective for her work, her wisdom, and her unflagging support. Thanks to members of our Advisory Board for their invaluable advice and support of Solitary Watch.
Finally, we wish to acknowledge the formerly incarcerated people who have shared with us their unique knowledge and experience, and the currently incarcerated people who have written to inform us about conditions in solitary, sometimes at considerable risk of retaliation.