Stop Solitary - State-Specific Resources

Stop Solitary

The ACLU's unique and powerful network of state affiliate offices has been working on the frontlines to reduce reliance on solitary confinement, making states safer while saving taxpayer dollars.

Arizona

  • Complaint, Parsons v. Ryan, No. 2:12-cv-00601-NVW—MEA (D. Ariz. March 22, 2012) (formerly Gamez v. Ryan)

California

  • SB 61 January 8, 2013 (This bill would have provided that a minor or ward who is detained in, or sentenced to, any juvenile facility, jail, or other secure state or local facility shall not be subject to solitary confinement, as defined, unless the minor or ward poses an immediate and substantial risk of harm to others or to the security of the facility, and all other less-restrictive options have been exhausted.)

Colorado

Florida

Illinois

Maine

Massachusetts

  • S1133 (January 22, 2013)

Mississippi

Montana

  • HB536 (February 20, 2013)

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • HB480 (January 17, 2013)

New Mexico

New York

Texas

Virginia

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