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

The Box, August 9th & 10th

The End of Isolation Tour (EIT) presents The BOX, a play written by Sarah Shourd, a survivor of solitary confinement, in collaboration with other survivors. The BOX is a play about collective resistance and personal transformation inspired by stories in U.S. prisons collected through years of in-depth letter correspondence and visits with incarcerated people across the country. The BOX is a rare glimpse at the intimate bonds forged in the deep end of our prison system, the ripple effects of systematic torture, and what it means to be human. EIT will bring immersive, transformative theater to communities across the country on the front lines of imagining a world without prison and the torture of solitary confinement. We are more than theater alone. We are a catalyst for building, strengthening, and knitting together communities across the country on the frontlines of ending torture and isolation.

JUST Poetry, September 8th @ 7:00PM


Join us for a community conversation about isolation & incarceration.


This event is free and open to the public.

Doors open at 6:30pm, free appetizers.


If you would like to share poetry, please connect with beverlyhynes@gmail.com







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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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