N.S. says more freedom coming for some segregated inmates

“The announcement, however, received a swift rebuke from the Women's Wellness Within, a non-profit organization that has called for the abolishment of solitary confinement.

Chair Martha Paynter questioned how many inmates would actually see their lives improved by the new unit.

‘"When we have these kinds of initiatives it makes us think, “'Oh, we're doing something, it's OK,'"‘ she said.

‘How many people does this actually help? And does this make us feel better about ourselves when the majority and the most vulnerable continue to be victimized by the system?’”

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