Lawmakers, advocates meet to discuss solitary confinement effectiveness

In this Aug. 31, 2015 photo, a room used for recreation by inmates in solitary confinement at the Washington Corrections Center, in Shelton, Wash. is shown. A new program that may soon be extended to dozens of maximum custody solitary confinement prisoners at the facility will give inmates the option of using their recreation hour outside of their cells to watch sunsets, mountains and underwater seascapes on video, with the hope that they will be calmer, and guards will have to deal with fewer outbursts or violent interactions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Monday at the Capitol legislators and advocates will gather to talk about solitary confinement and its effectiveness across New York State.

There will be a model solitary confinement cell in the concourse of the LOB to serve as an example of what the more than 5,000 isolated prisoners go through each day.

This event is happening at the same time as lobbyists gather in Albany to push to halt the solitary confinement act.

It all starts at 10:30 a.m.

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