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Right now, people are suffering and dying in solitary confinement inside jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers in California. Often these people are young, pregnant, elderly, or in crisis. AB 2632 (@ChrisHoldenNews), defines solitary confinement as any form of solitary beyond 17 hours inside a cell and works to put clear limits on this largely unregulated, expensive, and ineffective practice. We need comprehensive legislation now.

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Next step: CA Senate Floor! We want Safety Not Solitary! #AB2632 #caMandelaAct Click To Tweet Three good reasons to challenge solitary confinement in detention facilities: (1) It's (2) Literally (3) Torture #AB2632 #caMandelaAct #SafetyNotSolitary Click To Tweet Solitary does nothing to rehabilitate. #AB2632 #caMandelaAct #SafetyNotSolitary Click To Tweet The Mandela Rules declare solitary confinement for longer than 15 days is torture, yet it's still common practice in California. Torture is torture everywhere. #AB2632 #caMandelaAct #SafetyNotSolitary Click To Tweet We need to end the extreme isolation and terrible harm perpetuated by solitary confinement in our jails, prisons and private immigration detention facilities. We can do better as a state. #CAMandelaAct #AB2632 #SafetyNotSolitary Click To Tweet Ending solitary confinement is a racial justice issue.. #AB2632 #SafetyNotSolitary Click To Tweet Everyone deserves human rights. #CAMandelaAct Click To Tweet Solitary confinement does not assist in rehabilitation. It instead prolongs a cycle of harm and pain that we must end. #CAMandelaAct #AB2632 #SafetyNotSolitary Click To Tweet The use of solitary confinement is inhumane, unethical, and constitutes torture under international law if it extends more than fifteen days. #CAMandelaAct #AB2632 #SafetyNotSolitary Click To Tweet

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The use of solitary confinement in CA prisons, jails, and immigrant detention facilities is out of step with the international community and in direct violation of the Mandela Rules that declare solitary confinement for longer than 15 days is torture. #CAMandelaAct

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 We can’t solitary our way to safety. #CaMandelaAct

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2/18/22: Press release by Assemblymember Holden: https://a41.asmdc.org/press-releases/20220218-assemblymember-holden-introduces-california-mandela-act-targeting-solitary

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