The litigation on behalf of Russell Maroon Shoatz is still active. The Abolitionist Law Center and the rest of Maroon’s legal team will continue our work on his behalf, until we are assured that he cannot be placed back into solitary confinement at the arbitrary whim of prison officials.
Our work on behalf of Arthur Johnson is also moving forward. We are in the preparatory stages of bringing a lawsuit to end his 34 consecutive years of solitary confinement. These preparations include gathering documentary records, client visits, legal research, and organizing educational programs to inform the public about Arthur’s case.
The Abolitionist Law Center thanks all our donors for your support, without which this victory would not be possible. The fight continues, both on behalf of Maroon and the many other prisoners being subjected to inhumane conditions. We ask you and everyone else concerned with the inhumane conditions in Pennsylvania’s prison to continue to support us in our work to end the practice of long-term solitary confinement.