National Religious Campaign Against Torture:
Help Stop Torture, Including
The Use of Solitary Confinement
NRCAT, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture mobilizes people of faith to end torture in U.S. policy, practice and culture. Member organizations include national denominations and faith groups, regional organizations and local congregations. Also, members represent America's diverse faith traditions, including evangelical Christians, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, mainline Protestants, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, Bahá´í's, and Buddhists. NRCAT lobbies on Capitol Hill and provides educational resources, public events, and advocacy action alerts to allow people of faith and religious organizations across the U.S. to work to end torture – forever. Learn more at www.nrcat.org.
NRCAT CURRENT CAMPAIGN:
Prolonged Solitary Confinement Is Torture.
From the NRCAT Website: Torture. It's not just something that happened at Abu Ghraib or in secret prison sites tucked away in distant countries.
It's happening now. It's happening in prisons on U.S. soil. Prolonged solitary confinement is torture in your backyard.
Inmates in prolonged solitary confinement are confined alone in a small windowless cell, sometimes for months or even years.
They typically spend 23 hours per day in their cells and exercise alone for the remaining hour....
The faith community has a calling to bring light and transparency to prisons. NRCAT created the 20-minute film Solitary Confinement: Torture in Your Backyard to give a voice to the thousands of prisoners held in solitary confinement cells across the country. DVD Info >
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture invites you to read NRCAT's four goals, understand a carefully considered set of interfaith principles, join others in signing the statement of conscience, write letters, cards or notes to inmates held in solitary confinement, and consider joining or starting an advocacy campaign. You can also find a fact sheet on the high price of solitary confinement.
And on every page at the NRCAT website there's a little box where you can sign up for the NRCAT newsletter.
Shane Bauer Was One of the
Imprisoned "Iran Hikers" –
Read His Special Report About
Solitary Confinement in the U.S.:
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