Sunday, July 19 at 1:15 pm “Breaking down the Box” – Documentary & Discussion about Solitary Confinement

Produced by filmmaker Matthew Gossage, the film examines the mental health, racial justice and human rights implications of the systemic use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. It is a call to action for communities of faith to engage in the growing nationwide movement for restorative alternatives to isolated confinement that prioritize rehabilitation, therapeutic interventions, and recovery.

After watching the film, Scott Paltrowitz and Mary Buser will facilitate discussion and help us identify ways we can support this effort. Mary Buser is the former Assistant Chief of Mental Health at Rikers Island (1998-2000) more about M. Buser. Scott Paltrowitz is Associate Director of the Prison Visiting Project of the Correctional Association of New York, more about S. Paltrowitz.

We will be invited to sign National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s (NRCAT)Statement Against Prolonged Solitary Confinement. Sign on to statement here.

more about the film!

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