Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, February 25, 2014 [open pdf - 15MB]
This is the February 25, 2014 hearing on "Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences," held by the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. From the opening statement of Dick Durbin: "This Subcommittee has worked to address human rights issues around the world, as we did with our hearing last month on the Syrian refugee crisis. And we have an obligation to honestly consider our own human rights record at home. The United States has the highest per capita rate of incarceration in the world. With 5 percent of the world's population, we have close to 25 percent of its prisoners. African Americans and Hispanic Americans are incarcerated at much higher rates than whites. And the United States holds more prisoners in solitary confinement than any other democratic nation. These are human rights issues that we cannot ignore." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Craig DeRoche, Piper Kerman, Marc Levin, Rick Raemisch, Charles E. Samuels, and Damon Thibodeaux.
S. Hrg. 113-882; Serial No. J-113-50
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