PA Senate Dems to Host Policy Hearing on Solitary Confinement in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, PA — At the request of Pennsylvania Senator John Kane (D- Chester/Delaware) and state Representative Tina Davis (D- Bucks), the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a hybrid in person and virtual public hearing to discuss the use of solitary confinement on Pennsylvania prisoners.

The hearing will include experts to discuss the psychological impact on inmates and legislative proposals to end the practice of solitary confinement in the commonwealth.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Chester City Hall, 1 E 4th St., Chester, PA. Senator Katie Muth, Senator John Kane, Rep. Tina Davis, and members of the PA Senate and House Democratic Caucuses will be in attendance.

The Hearing will also be live-streamed at and the PA Senate Democratic Caucus Facebook page.

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You can register through Zoom here.

The Senate Democratic Policy Committee is chaired by Senator Katie Muth (D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery).


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