HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Advocates and state lawmakers are calling for the end of solitary confinement in Connecticut’s prisons and jails.
The group “Stop Solitary: Connecticut” held a news conference Tuesday with lawmakers to express support for ending the practice.
A replica solitary cell was also on display in the lobby of the Capitol building.
New Haven Democratic Sen. Gary Winfield said a bill ending the practice could be coming to the Judiciary Committee, which he co-chairs.
James Tillman, who was wrongfully convicted and spent time in solitary, said it was hard being around the display cell because of his trauma associated with his experience within one.