Activists seeking an end to solitary confinement brought their message to Rochester in a dramatic way over the past few days.
They installed a replica of a solitary confinement cell in the South Wedge Mission on Caroline Street so visitors could experience the isolation themselves.
The activists are part of the statewide Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement. The effort also includes a statewide advocacy day to push for legislation to end the practice in New York State prisons.
The campaign is asking residents to urge state legislators to pass Senate bill S.4784A and Assembly bill A.3080B.