The QUAKERS Wilton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and the Westport Library, are pleased to present a community discussion on Solitary Confinement in Connecticut.
On any given day there are over 80,000 people in the U.S. held in solitary confinement, and the practice is used right here in Connecticut.
Please join us for a screening of “The Worst of the Worst: Portrait of a Supermax Prison” a film created by the Yale Visual Law Project. This compelling documentary takes us inside Connecticut’s Northern Correctional Institution and focuses on the terrible effects of solitary confinement on people isolated in their small prison cells for 23 hours a day, 7 days a week - for months or even years. The film shares the stories of family members and considers the impact of working in a supermax prison.
Our panel discussion after the film will include survivors of solitary confinement and advocates for reform. We look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts and questions.
The Solitary Confinement Project is a working group of the Wilton Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Its mission is to bring relief to those suffering from the torture of prolonged isolation in Connecticut prisons. Please visit us at www.quakercloud.org/cloud/wilton-monthly-meeting