The Foundation has announced awards of $2.74 Million in its fall 2014 grant cycle. (READ MORE)
Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Access to Health Care in Federal Prisons
The project focuses on advocacy around delivery and access to physical and mental health services in two federal prisons. The work includes research, outreach, and advocacy on behalf of prisoners with serious mental illness held in a federal "supermax" facility but denied appropriate services, and on behalf of all prisoners at a privately owned federal contract facility with limited access to medical services.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Restricting the Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States
The National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation will build on the early success of the model to restrict the use of long-term solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. NPP will continue to investigate prison systems that rely heavily on the practice, document its adverse health effects, and use advocacy and public education to restrict solitary confinement in target states, with the potential for national replication.
The Foundation's grant-making program is centered on the concepts of health and well-being. The Foundation's purpose is to promote and support effective and creative programs, practices and policies related to healing from illness, accident, physical, social or emotional trauma, and to extend the availability of programs that promote healing to underserved populations.