Can solitary confinement be torture? Even George Will says yes.

Conservative columnist George Will recently wrote: “Tens of thousands of American prison inmates are kept in prolonged solitary confinement that arguably constitutes torture.”

In “liberal” Oregon, where Democrats control the governor’s mansion and the state legislature, abuses of solitary confinement are being reported – including the case of politically active prisoner Kevin “Rashid” Johnson.

It’s time for officials -- including Oregon’s governor -- to stop prolonged solitary confinement, and investigate whether prisoners are being punished for objecting to this abusive treatment.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

State of Oregon
State Capitol Building
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Fax:(503) 378-6827

Eric Holder

Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Rep. Jeff Barker

Oregon House
900 Court St. NE, H-480
Salem, OR 97301

Sen. Floyd Prozanski

Oregon Senate
900 Court St. NE, S-415
Salem, OR 97301