5 Reasons to Show Your Support for Solitary Watch Before the Year Ends

Less than 72 hours left to DOUBLE your donation: NewsMatch ends this Sunday at midnight!

by | December 29, 2023

There’s Still Time to Help Us End the Torture in U.S. Prisons and Jails.

Only three days left for matched donations! Any amount is appreciated—and doubled if donated by Sunday, December 31st! All donations are deeply valued, and until midnight on Sunday, December 31st, all donations up to $1,000 will be doubled through the NewsMatch program. Please consider making a tax-free, end-of-year donation today.

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Tomorrow Morning, Over 100,000 People Will Wake Up In Solitary Confinement.

They will eat their meals by themselves, spend hour after hour entirely on their own, and then fall asleep alone. Doubly isolated—first from their families and communities beyond the prison walls, and then from any human contact within them—many will live this way for weeks, months, years, or even decades. Some will not survive; others will never fully recover. [ Help Us Shine A Light Into This Darkness. ]

Solitary Watch Is A Small Outfit With A Large Mission.

We will not rest until the world knows that these thousands of human beings—the majority of them Black and brown, and many with mental illness and other vulnerabilities—are being tortured daily in U.S. prisons and jails, and that there are humane and effective alternatives to this senseless suffering. [ Our Success In 2024 Relies On People Like You. ]

After More Than A Decade Of Work, Things Are Beginning To Change.

Just last week, the New York City Council passed a sweeping ban on the use of solitary confinement in the city’s jails. Other states have passed limits on solitary confinement as well—but they remain in the minority, and there’s still so much left to be done. [ Support This Progress With A Gift Before The Year Ends. ]

The Next Year Will Be Pivotal—And Our Most Ambitious To Date.

2024 will bring key legislative battles in California and Washington, D.C., among others. As the longtime standard-bearer on this issue, Solitary Watch plans to remain at the forefront of these fights, but we can’t do it without your support—and time is running short. [ Help Us Continue To Lead The Fight With A Matched Gift, Large Or Small. ]

There Are Only 3 Days Left To Supercharge Your Support.

That’s 72 hours to have your donation doubled by NewsMatch—72 hours to send us into the new years with the message, “Please, don’t stop now.” And to make it easier on your budget, smaller, recurring monthly donations will be matched throughout the year, but only if they are received before midnight on Sunday, December 31st. [ Make A Tax-Free, Doubled Donation Before The New Year. ]

Donations in all amounts help us to advance our cause and are deeply valued and appreciated. Please make a gift to Solitary Watch today, and help us continue to expose the torture taking place in our own backyards… and finally bring it to an end.

With deepest gratitude and warm wishes for you in 2024,

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Jean Casella
Director

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Juan Moreno Haines
Editor-in-Chief


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