Save Money, Save Lives: An Analysis of the Fiscal Impact of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act
From Partnership for the Public Good
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“In New York State, a majority of state lawmakers support passage of the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act (S.1623/A.2500), to restrict the use of solitary confinement in prisons and jails in line with international human rights standards. This report provides a fiscal analysis of the implementation of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act, estimating that implementing the HALT Act can save New York State and local governments an estimated $132 million dollars annually, or $1.3 billion dollars over 10 years.”