Colorado Rights Blog

ACLU of Colorado By: ACLU of Colorado 3.10.2014

Senate Judiciary to hear solitary confinement bill today

The Senate Judiciary committee will be hearing testimony on SB 064 this afternoon. The bill would put limits on the use of solitary confinement for seriously mentally ill inmates and set rules regarding the discipline of and provision of therapy to such inmates.

The bill is sponsored by State Senator Jessie Ulibarri and Representative Joe Salazar.

UPDATE: The bill passed out of committee unanimously, 5-0.

Read the ACLU of Colorado’s report on the overuse of solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners. 

Watch Out of Sight, Out of Mind, a short ACLU of Colorado documentary on one man’s experience in solitary confinement.

More about our campaign to end the use of solitary confinement in Colorado.



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