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OPEN MI DOOR
A campaign to end solitary confinement and advance safer, more therapeutic
alternatives to segregation in Michigan
The goal of the Open MI Door campaign is to end solitary confinement in all Michigan prisons, jails, and juvenile detention facilities, bringing our state into full compliance with the UN’s Mandela Rules.
We define solitary confinement for adults as confinement for more than 20 hours per day, alone or with a cellmate, without meaningful human contact.
We define solitary for youth as involuntary confinement alone in a cell, room, or other area for more than 4 hours.
Click below to sign the position statement to End Solitary Confinement!
THE CASE AGAINST SOLITARY CONFINEMENT:
THE SABRIE ALEXANDER STORY
Watch the heartbreaking story of Sabrie Alexander and see what Solitary Confinement is really like!
OPEN MI DOOR PUSHES FOR PRISON REFORM!
SOLITARY GARDEN PROJECT
Citizens for Prison Reform has planted its first Solitary Garden.This garden is dedicated to all those who have suffered in segregation. We are looking to collaborate with those who are in Solitary Confinement to create more Solitary Gardens throughout Michigan.
If you would like to start a garden or get involved with the Solitary Garden Project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Solitary Survivor Survey
Thank you for your interest in participating in the survey.
The information learned in this survey will be used to inform a policy brief and assist in bringing policy change around the use of solitary confinement.
REFLECTING ON THE USE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT
IN CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS
OPEN MI DOOR COALITION
The Open MI Door Steering Team:
Citizens for Prison Reform, American Friends Service Committee, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Disability Rights Michigan, Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration, & Nation Outside
The Open MI Door Campaign is endorsed by the following organizations:
Detroit Justice Center
Disability Rights Michigan
Family Advisory Board to MDOC
Fresh Coast Alliance
Friends of Restorative Justice of Washtenaw County
Gender Justice Institute
Humanity for Prisoners
Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice
Michigan Center for Youth Justice
Michigan League for Public Policy
Michigan Unitarian Universalist- Social Justice Network
Middle of the Mitten Greens
National Association of Social Workers – Michigan Chapter
Our Lifeline Incorporated
Safe & Just Michigan
Southwest Alano Club
State Appellate Defender Office
Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, Social Justice Committee
Wise Mind PLLC
Youth Justice Fund