#EndSolitary, InLiquid Highlights the Voices of Solitary Confinement

Help us #EndSolitary. Listen to the stories of those affected.

Inliquid Projects: Juvenile In Justice: End Solitary @ Eastern State

We are currently in the midst of a national movement to end the solitary confinement of children. In January, President Obama banned solitary confinement of juveniles in federal facilities and highlighted the physical, emotional and social harms the practice inflicts on children. Many jurisdictions have since followed suit, prohibiting or greatly restricting the practice of solitary confinement for juveniles. However, solitary confinement is still routinely employed in a majority of states.

InLiquid, Juvenile Law Center, and Richard Ross are collaborating on a multi-site exhibition of Ross’ photographs, which document the incarceration of children in the U.S. This exhibit includes five select images from his Juvenile In Justice series paired with a collection of audio recordings of Ross’ personal interviews with detained youth. Youths’ firsthand descriptions of detention and solitary confinement complement the raw and eerily beautiful images, providing a moving, immersive experience of what it is like to grow up confined.

Source: inliquid.org

It’s Time to Stop Solitary Confinement!

Grace Church has always led in the fight to stop the practice of youth solitary confinement. We called for it to end, publicly, and now we need to make sure it happens. However, we need your help in accomplishing this goal.

Please join us at Grace Church, along with the Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse (ACTS), if you are willing to learn about the issue and help out.

If you cannot attend, please consider helping us from home by researching “what works” in serving youth in custody. Please contact us at gracesyracuse@gmail.com with any helpful findings.

You can also help us by spreading the word, either in person or on social media. Using hashtags such as #GraceSyracuse #StopSolitary #EndSolitary and #SolitaryConfinement can be quite helpful when disseminating information about ending this practice. Spreading the word can go a long way in helping us with our fight. Please stay tuned to Grace Syracuse’s website, Facebook page, and other social media pages for more information