Reforms Leading to High Reduction in Maine`s SCPopulation

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After about a year and a half, Maine’s Department of Corrections Commissioner, Joseph Ponte, ushered in reforms leading to a 70 percent reduction in Maine’s solitary confinement population.  He has justified such changes by explaining that using solitary confinement is less effective at keeping both prisoners and prison personnel safe.  Not only have the reforms worked, the changes have led to increased savings.  Maine’s success is now a model for states around the country. 

Originally posted on Children in Prison WHY THEY ARE THERE?:

 

Cover of "Education of a Felon: A Memoir&...

Cover of Education of a Felon: A Memoir

http://solitarywatch.com/2012/12/30/voices-from-solitary-haunted-by-memorys-ghosts/#more-7485

Voices from Solitary:

Haunted by Memory’s Ghosts December 30, 2012 By Voices from Solitary Leave a Comment The following account comes from our faithful reader Alan CYA #65085. He recalls time spent, more than 40 years ago, in a juvenile jail in California–and a Christmas spent in solitary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

“To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.” — Oscar Wilde, “De Profundis,” 1897 One of the biggest ironies in my life is that after years of incarceration, I opened my business a block away from two large jails and a halfway house. Since 1987, I have worked…

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