When the Punishment IS a Crime A Forum on Solitary Confinement

Yarnall Auditorium, Germantown Friends School,

31 W Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19144

Solitary confinement…. isolation…. control units…. the hole supermax prison…. maximum security…. permanent lock-down …. security housing units (SHUs)…. whatever you call it, it is torture.

More than 80,000 people in the US are held in solitary confinement,* 23 hours a day, in 6’ by 9’ cells, often for months or years, some for more than 25 years.

Hear from people with a long experience organizing against solitary confinement.
Learn what is being done to stop this and what YOU can do!
Refreshments. Childcare provided (Please R.S.V.P. for Childcare).


  • Ojore Lutalo, in solitary confinement for 20 years
  • Bonnie Kerness, American Friends Service Committee
  • Theresa Shoatz, daughter of political prisoner, Russell Maroon Shoatz
  • Vikki Law, author, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women

Sponsored by: the Working Group on Mass Incarceration of the Germantown Monthly Meeting and the Global Women’s Strike

Co-sponsors: The Center for Returning Citizens, Decarcerate PA, Every Mother is a Working Mother Network, Human Rights Coalition, Payday men’s network, Peacehome Campaigns, Peace and Social Concerns of the Germantown Monthly Meeting

Info: 215-848-1120 philly@globalwomenstrike.net