From the Human Rights Coalition
On August 2, former prisoners LuQman Abdullah and Nathaniel Lee testified at a Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Hearing about abusive conditions inside solitary confinement units (also known as the “hole”) in PA’s state prisons. The hearing also featured testimony by human rights investigator Bret Grote, Pennsylvania Prison Society Executive Director William DiMascio, and Department of Corrections Deputy Michael Klopotoski. The former prisoners, who are both now social workers, gave detailed accounts of Pennsylvania’s use of solitary confinement, which is the practice of holding prisoners 23 or more hours a day in small bathroom-sized cells with little or no contact with other people.
Former Prisoners Testify at Hearing on Solitary Confinement- August 2, 2010 Yeadon, PA ****with video
Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Solitary Confinement
Former prisoners in solitary Nathaniel Lee and LuQman Abdullah