POSTCARD CAMPAIGN TO PUSH FOR ABOLITION OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
BDS has launched a postcard campaign, through which we intend to send messages from thousands of New Yorkers directly to Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte, calling for the end to solitary confinement, which has been described by a wide-range of observers as torture. BDS staff recently visited the underbellies of the City Jails at Rikers Island and were able to confirm first hand the inhumanity of the conditions there, specifically in the Solitary Confinement and Restricted Housing Unit sections. If you would like to send a postcard, please contact us at 718-254-0700 x269. Or write the commissioner directly yourself.
New York City Department of Corrections
75-20 Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst, NY 11370