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Conditions of Confinement

Transforming prison culture and climate

Emphasize the need for transformational change in conditions of confinement.

We should create prisons that offer safety to incarcerated people, corrections staff, and administrators. We also should create conditions that keep people from returning to prison after they are released. This will entail radical change that values the dignity of everyone inside a prison’s walls and affords incarcerated people the chance to realize their potential. Among changes that should be made immediately are: ending solitary confinement, rolling back the Prison Litigation Reform Act, and achieving widespread adoption of rehabilitative jail and prison models to replace existing punitive ones.

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