This short, perceptive 2015 article is a concise presentation of the current status of reforms on the use of solitary confinement. It was published by the Marshall Report.
As a teenager, Ismael Nazario was sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail, where he spent 300 days in solitary confinement — all before he was ever convicted of a crime. Nazario tells his story and suggests ways to help, rather than harm, teens in jail.
"WISDOM is a grassroots organization, comprised mostly of religious congregations of many denominations, which works to have a common voice on issues of social justice in Wisconsin. In all, WISDOM includes participation from about 160 congregations, of 19 different religious traditions." WISDOM does not work exclusively to end mass incarceration, but it is the leading focus of the work.
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