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Scott Paltrowitz

Correctional Association of New York
Associate Director, Prison Visiting Project
New York, NY, USA

Scott Paltrowitz is an Associate Director of the Prison Visiting Project of the Correctional Association of New York (CA) and a member of the NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC). CAIC aims to end the torture of solitary confinement in New York prisons and jails, including through the passage of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act, A. 4401/ S. 2659. At the CA, Scott focuses on such issues as solitary confinement, prison violence and abuse, medical and mental health care, and educational and vocational opportunities for people incarcerated. Through investigative research, report writing, coalition-building, organizing, and advocacy Scott works with the CA toward a more humane and effective system of addressing needs and behaviors currently labeled criminal, as well as a more racially and economically just and equitable society. Scott is also a member of Beyond Attica: Close Prisons, Build Communities, as well as the National Lawyers Guild Mass Incarceration Committee.

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