Play About Solitary Confinement To Be Performed At State House Tuesday

March 25, 2017
CBS Boston

A play that prisoners’ rights advocates hope will raise awareness about the practice of solitary confinement is coming to the Massachusetts State House this week.

Julia Steele Allen will perform her play “Mariposa and the Saint,” which tells the story of Sara “Mariposa” Fonseca’s experience in solitary confinement through the prisoner’s own words, for the Massachusetts State Legislature at noon Tuesday.

The advocacy group Prisoners’ Legal Service hopes the play raises awareness about the use of solitary confinement in Massachusetts, one of only three states that allows prisoners to be held in solitary confinement for up to 10 years for a single disciplinary infraction.

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