Rev. Jeannie Alexander, Co-founder and Director of No Exceptions Prison Collective, offers insight into the prison system and shows how solitary confinement harms incarcerated people.
The United States has the highest imprisoned population in the world. But beyond this striking fact, the prison policies create unbearable living circumstances, especially in their use of solitary confinement. Watch this video to hear more about the effect solitary confinement has on prisoners.
Jeannie Alexander is the Co-founder and Director of No Exceptions Prison Collective.
Learn more about the experience of being in solitary confinement from a former prisoner who reconstructs his former cell in the middle of New York City.
In this video, Mualimm-Ak (a former prisoner who lived in solitary confinement) helps activists re-create his experience by building a replica cell to show New Yorkers what it's like to live in solitary confinement. They also speak about the HALT Act (Human Alternatives to Long Term Solitary Confinement), a proposal to the New York legislature for alternatives to isolated confinement.
Learn more about mass incarceration and discover ways to act on this issue through these helpful resources.
These organizations are working to address mass incarceration and other criminal justice issues. Visit their websites to learn more about how to get involved.