Prison Officials Resist Push to Curb Solitary Confinement

Article from Wall Street Journal, April 27, 2017, Page A3

State lawmakers across the U.S. are facing resistance as they move to curtail the use of solitary confinement in prisons, showing how hard it is to legislate changes in the nation’s chronically understaffed prison system.

Director of the Nevada DOC, James Dzurenda has pushed for more humane, sensible approaches. He said, “Those offenders are going back into our societies with our kids and our families. We can’t just sit back and watch these offenders get worse.”

Jim has had various positions in the CT DOC, eventually becoming the Director. He left in 2014 to become Director of NYC’s Jails System (over $1.2 B budget). He left that position for his current post, Director of the Nevada DOC, April 2016.