October 22, 2013
Solitary confinement does little or nothing to promote public safety or prison safety. It is not only harmful but unnecessary and incredibly costly. Violence levels plummeted by 70 percent of previous levels when the commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections reduced the number of prisoners held in solitary confinement by 85 percent.
April 20, 2009
The April 14 hearing before the Nevada Prison Board was the most explosive meeting that I have ever been to. The atmosphere was electric!