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In 2015, the UN declared that more than two weeks of solitary confinement is “torture” and should never be used in any correctional setting. Yet in Pennsylvania, the DOC confines over 2,500 people in solitary for spans that last months, years, and even decades.


Led by organizers who experiencd solitary firsthand, HRC advocates for the passage of legislation that would eliminate long-term solitary confinement and prohibit the use of solitary for vulnerable populations.


Solitary is a Public Health Crisis.

Read our fact sheet to learn more.

We can stop solitary through the passage of HB 497/ SB 832.

Learn more about these bills.

Are you a professional in the fields of Public Health, Medicine, Social Work, Criminal Justice, or Law? Please sign our letter to support eliminating long-term solitary confinement in PA.