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About Our Coalition
The Stop Torture RI Coalition is an alliance of local community organizers, formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones, direct service providers, students, and other concerned people all working to end the use of extended solitary confinement by passing the Reform Solitary Confinement Act.  The coalition is provided guidance and oversight by an elected Steering Committee.  The majority of the Steering Committee is comprised of individuals that are survivors of solitary confinement.

Steering Committee Members: Lawrence Joseph Benton, Sherry Brown, Eddie Franco, Elisha Liberty Hartmann, Nick Horton, Jackie Kennedy, and Trent Manning. Brandon Robinson supports the Coalition as a full-time Community Organizer. 

Here is a full list of our supporters:

Amos House

Barrington Congregational Church, UCC

Barrington Interfaith Partners

Black & Pink Providence
Black Lives Matter RI PAC
Center for Health and Justice Transformation
Direct Action for Rights and Equality’s Behind the Walls Committee

House of Hope CDC
Formerly Incarcerated Union of RI
Latino Policy Institute
Mission and Justice Team

Never Again Action RI
Office of the Mental Health Advocate of RI

Reclaim RI
Rhode Island ACLU
Rhode Island Catholic Conference
Rhode Island Center for Justice

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights

Rhode Island Council of State Churches
Rhode Island Medical Society
Rhode Island Psychiatry Society
Rhode Island Public Health Institute

Showing Up for Racial Justice RI

Substance Use Policy, Education, & Recovery PAC
Working Families Party

To get involved with our coalition or express your support, please fill out the sign-on form below:

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