Mental Health Solitary Ban in Jeopardy
Albany Must Approve the HALT Bill As Written!
Apparently, the Assembly, Senate and the Governor are in negotiations on the HALT bill.
There’s nothing in this bill that should be negotiated out!
One ‘sticking point’ in particular appears to be the ban on the use of solitary confinement with people with mental disabilities.
Our mental health community must stand strong with the HALT coalition!
ALL MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES SHOULD CALL NOW!
Call the following NOW:
NY Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins (518-455-2585)
Assembly Speaker Heastie (518-455-3791)
YOUR Senator at: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
Tell them to enact HALT immediately TODAY without any changes! NY must end solitary confinement for people with mental illnesses”