Help DRNC’s End Solitary NC build a replica solitary confinement cell

DRNC’s End Solitary NC project is calling on coalition members and community supporters with a request that has the potential to significantly impact our mission to end the use of solitary confinement in NC prisons.

We are pursuing an initiative that will amplify our advocacy for prison reform: the creation of a replica solitary confinement cell. This replica cell will be a powerful tool for public education and awareness about the harrowing realities of solitary confinement within North Carolina’s prisons.

Why a Replica Solitary Confinement Cell?

Solitary confinement is a practice that remains shrouded in secrecy, with few people genuinely understanding the psychological and physical toll it takes on incarcerated individuals. By building a replica cell, we aim to make the hidden horrors of solitary confinement visible to the public. This will allow us to:

  1. Raise Awareness: The replica cell will represent the stark and isolating conditions faced by those subjected to solitary confinement. It will help people better understand the urgency of our mission.
  2. Educate Communities: We plan to take the replica cell to multiple sites and events throughout North Carolina. Its presence will facilitate open conversations about the need for reform within our prison system.
  3. Engage Organizations and Religious Institutions: We invite the organizations and religious institutions our members belong to host the replica cell and public education events. This collaborative approach will help us reach a broader audience and foster collective action.

Our Request: $2,000 in support

Creating and maintaining this replica cell requires both financial resources and dedicated labor. We are reaching out to you, our valued supporters, to request assistance in raising $2,000 to cover the costs associated with this initiative. Your contribution will directly fund the replica cell’s construction, transportation, and maintenance.

How You Can Help:

  1. Donate: We kindly ask for your financial support. Every dollar contributed brings us one step closer to our goal. No donation is too small, and every contribution matters.
  2. Spread the Word: Share our fundraising campaign with your friends, family, and colleagues who share our commitment to prison reform. Please encourage them to join us in this important endeavor.
  3. Host the Replica Cell: If you belong to an organization or religious institution interested in hosting the replica cell and a public education event, please let us know. Your involvement can make a significant impact.

Donate Today and Be a Catalyst for Change!

Together, we can shine a light on the inhumane practice of solitary confinement and work towards a more just and compassionate prison system in North Carolina. Your support will help us build a tangible symbol of hope and change.

To donate or learn more about this initiative, please visit our Facebook fundraiser.
Don’t use Facebook? Make a donation to DRNC @ and note that it is for the EndSolitaryNC!

Thank you for your commitment to ending solitary confinement in North Carolina. With your help, we can make a difference.

Questions or comments? Contact Craig Waleed, EdD, End Solitary NC project manager at