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Meikle to speak about solitary confinement

Judy Meikle.

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

 

Solitary Confinement to Be Focus of Y’s Women Meeting on November 13  

Judy Meikle, a founding member of the Solitary Confinement Project at Wilton Quaker Meeting, will be the guest speaker at the Y’s Women meeting on Monday, November 13.  The event, to be held at Temple Israel on Coleytown Road in Westport, will begin at 10:45 a.m. with coffee and conversation followed by the program at 11:30 a.m. 

On any given day, more than 80,000 people in the United States are held in solitary  confinement.  In her presentation, Judy Meikle will take us inside a correctional facility to focus on the effects of solitary confinement on people who are isolated in small cells for 23 hours a day, seven days a week.

An educator and long-time advocate for racial justice and prison abolition, Meikle is active in the prison ministry of her Quaker faith community, traveling throughout New York State,  Connecticut, and New Jersey on her mission.  Currently, she works as a project manager at Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations in New Haven.

The Y’s Women, founded in 1992, serves active and involved working and retired women in Fairfield County, and has a membership of more than 400 members.  To learn more, visit the website at www.yswomen.org. The Y’s Women welcomes new members.  For membership info, contact Doris Levinson at [email protected]

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