Senate Bill 458 is a good step in ensuring that people incarcerated in this state have access to mental health services and substance use disorder treatment services while they are in prison. But, the ACLU-CT urges this Committee to go further and pass legislation to end conditions likely to detrimentally harm a person’s mental health, like solitary confinement. The ACLU-CT enthusiastically supports Senate Bill 458 and encourages this Committee to do the same.



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S.B. 458