Solitary confinement is a crime Webinar

Legal Action for Women, Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike, Payday men’s network


We were glad to be able to bring together such a wide-ranging panel of speakers from around the world as well as so many justice campaigners making their case against cruel and inhumane imprisonment.

Close to 150 people were in attendance. For those who were not able to be there on the night, you can watch it HERE.

Please let us know if you have any questions that were not answered during the webinar, or if you want to be kept up-to-date on our campaign to end solitary confinement and for the closure of Close Supervision Centres.

You can contact us at

In the meantime, below is a list of the speakers and campaigns from the webinar.

Best wishes,
Niki Adams for Legal Action for Women

Sara Callaway for Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike

Sam Weinstein for Payday Men’s Network


·       Kevan Thakrar

o   Justice for Kevan

o   Latest Action Alert: Get Kev out of Segregation

·       Khalfan Al-Badwawi quoted in Declassified UK – ‘’Colonialism never ended’: The elite British cabal propping up a Gulf dictatorship

·       Susie Winter, An Untold Story-Voices

·       Derek SummerfieldA profile: Politics and Psychiatry

·       Shandre Delaney, Human Rights Coalition (US) & Carrington Keys, Dallas 6 Trial

·       Sahar Francis Addameer, Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Palestine)

·       Deepa Govindarajan Driver, Set Julian Free

·       Mumia Abu Jamal

o   The Jamal Journal

o   Buy his extraordinary book: Jailhouse Lawyers – Defending Prisoners v. the USA, Mumia Abu-Jamal • Foreword by Angela Y. Davis Introduction by Selma James.


·       Abolish Detention: Hassockfield
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·       JENGbA campaigning to reform of legal abuse by Joint Enterprise law.

·       Justice for Osime Brown Twitter, Linktree  

·       Prisoner Solidarity Network

·       UNGRIPP campaigns on behalf of prisoners and ex-prisoners serving the Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection (IPP) in England & Wales

Other resources

·        Sign the letter to the Royal College of Psychiatrists protesting their endorsement of prison segregation units

·        The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture press release re Close Supervision Centres

·        Winston Silcott: Chronology of Injustice: The case for Winston Silcott’s conviction to be overturned

·        Agreement to end hostilities: the historic statement issued by men held in long-term solitary in Pelican Bay State Prison in 2012.

·        Webinar: Stop Solitary, Stop Torture Rally and Press Conference, June 1-2 in Philadelphia.

·       To write to Kevan Thakrar:

o   By email: (You will need his prison number A4907AE)

o   By letter: Kevan Thakrar A4907AE HMP Belmarsh, 1 Belmarsh Rd, London SE28 0EB