Tags UCSF public health and criminal justice researcher Cyrus Ahalt
Tag: UCSF public health and criminal justice researcher Cyrus Ahalt
Psychiatrist Mariposa McCall on mentally ill in solitary: ‘Change is possible!’
I am calling on colleagues and professional organizations to recognize publicly and use our influence to bring an end to prolonged solitary confinement in American jails, prisons and detention centers. Not only is there is a great need for solidarity among individuals and organizations to uphold human rights and ethical principles but also to reduce reprisals against any whistleblower. Considering that 95 percent of those incarcerated will be released back to the community, bringing with them the negative health consequences of their confinement, the conditions and traumas they face while incarcerated should concern us all.