We’ve been working hard at the Capitol on legislation to end Colorado’s use of solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners. Now the Department of Corrections (DOC) wants to put off addressing this crisis by calling for yet another study.
We don’t need another study, we need action and accountability. The DOC cannot continue to warehouse the mentally ill in solitary confinement, and they have to stop releasing nearly half of that group directly from solitary into our communities. Ask Governor Hickenlooper to live up to his campaign promise not to “approach public safety with a business-as-usual mindset.”
Ask him to take a public stand against the placement of mentally ill prisoners in solitary confinement. When you're done, send us an email or comment on our Facebook page so we know how many calls were made.