Wed, Jul 15 | zoom

LSSC National Health Panel

Panel to Talk Solitary Confinement Public Health Threat in Louisiana Prisons Covid-19 Public Threat Spurs Urgency to End Isolation
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LSSC National Health Panel

Time & Location

Jul 15, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

About the event

New Orleans, La. - In the aftermath of the successful passage of legislation to limit the use of solitary confinement and a report highlighting the 500% increase in the use of solitary since COVID-19 in Louisiana during the 2020 legislative regular session, the LA Stop Solitary Coalition will hold a panel event addressing the public health dangers of solitary confinement in the age of Covid-19 and beyond. Recently, the Governor's Health Equity Task Force Prison Subcommittee issued a report recommending an end to the practice of using solitary confinement HERE to address health challenges, including Covid-19 in Louisiana jails and prisons, citing a broader public health threat that results from using punitive isolation as a response to illness.

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