Charlotte Faith & Community Leaders Rally to End Solitary Confinement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2018

 

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Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123

 

Charlotte Faith & Community Leaders Rally to End Solitary Confinement

 

Charlotte, N.C. — On Thursday, May 3, at 2 p.m., an interfaith group of Charlotte clergy and formerly incarcerated citizens will demand an end to solitary confinement in Mecklenburg County Jails. Faith and community leaders will decry barbaric conditions in which prisoners are held under the leadership at the Charlotte Sheriff's Department.

 

Charlotte faith leaders have received first-hand reports of mistreatment of inmates by jail staff. There have been eyewitness reports of abuse of power, including that of a young man being who was held in solitary confinement for 60 days. The Sheriff continues to deny that solitary confinement exists in the Mecklenburg County Jails.

 

WHAT:

Rally to end solitary confinement

 

WHEN:
Thursday, May 3, at 2:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:
832 East Fourth Street

Charlotte, NC

The courtyard in front of the Sheriff’s office and county jail

 

WHO:
Rev. Amantha Barbee
, Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice

Rev. Rodney Sadler, Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice

Gemini Boyd, Activist, formerly incarcerated for 20 years

Min. Corine Mack, Charlotte NAACP

Rev. Dr. Madeline Sadler, Exodus Foundation

Rev. Donnie Garris, Antioch Baptist Church
Rabbi Judy Schindler, Stan Greenspon Center, Queens College


 

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