On this #NationalHuggingDay, we hold in our hearts people locked in solitary confinement in prisons, jails & immigrant detention, who suffer in extreme isolation without a loved one's touch for months, years, and even decades. New York must end this torture. Pass #HALTsolitary.
Imagine not getting a hug from ANYONE for months or years. People in solitary confinement live that everyday. The lack of human touch during COVID has been so hard on everyone. Imagine the torture for people in solitary. Today is #NationalHuggingDay. NY must #HALTsolitary now.
#NationalHuggingDay may sound silly, but studies show human contact is essential to our health & well-being. Isolation during COVID has taken a huge toll on us. Solitary confinement is infinitely worse. The UN calls it torture and New York must end it. Pass #HALTsolitary now.