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A campaign to end solitary confinement and advance safer, more therapeutic alternatives to segregation in Michigan.

OMD Letter Writing/Calling Campaign

Michigan Department of Corrections

Conditions & Oversight

It’s time to RISE!

Please join us for a Letter Writing/Calling Campaign to ask for #OversightNOW!

Download our Advocacy Action Packet now and contact state leaders.

MDOC EMPLOYEES

The Open MI Door campaign recognizes MDOC employees commonly experience trauma and harm while working within the prisons. We are seeking input and solutions from current and former employees on how we can improve the conditions for all impacted individuals. 

ENDORSE THE CAMPAIGN

The goal of the Open MI Door

campaign is to end solitary confinement in all Michigan prisons, jails, and

juvenile facilities, bringing our state into full compliance with the UN’s Mandela Rules.

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Solitary: The Family Experience

Despite its name, “solitary

confinement” impacts more than just the person on the inside. Family members

suffer greatly when a loved one is sent to isolated confinement for more than 20 hours a day.

SOLITARY SURVIVORS

We would like to invite those who have experienced solitary confinement in Michigan to share your story and offer solutions.

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Solitary: A Public Health Crisis

Solitary Confinement is a risk factor for negative health outcomes for those living and working inside and in our communities.

OUR GOAL

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.

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