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.
S.B. 458, An Act Concerning Substance Use Disorder Services and Mental Health Services to Individuals Who Are Incarcerated