Michael Jacobson Testimony on Reassessing Solitary Confinement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, June 19, 2012

06/19/2012

Vera Institute of Justice Director Michael Jacobson submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on the occasion of its first-ever hearing on solitary confinement, in which he describes the work of Vera’s Segregation Reduction Project (SRP). Launched in 2010, SRP is the first initiative of its kind to work with state prison systems to reduce safely the number of prisoners held in segregation and to improve the conditions of solitary confinement for those who remain.