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Jorge Renaud

SW Region Director, Policy and Advocacy for LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Jorge Renaud spent over 25 years in prison for robbery. A former policy analyst for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Jorge is now the SW Region Director for Policy and Advocacy for LatinoJustice PRLDEF and has a Masters from the University of Texas School of Social Work

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Solitary confinement is terrible, but so is regular prison

We should condemn all cages, not just those that we have been told are necessary because certain individuals are beyond redemption — monsters who must be kept out of sight, without access to the basic human needs of touch and conversation and some type of human contact. Solitary doesn't create monsters; society does. Solitary just hides our worst mistakes.