The Stop Solitary CT campaign, a program of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), aims to end the use of solitary confinement statewide and replace isolation with humane, safe, and effective alternatives.
The immediate goals of the campaign are to grow the coalition of people in and around Connecticut who are opposed to solitary confinement; advocate for the restriction of solitary confinement through legislative or regulatory reforms; and provide public educational programs about solitary confinement.
Stop Solitary CT Campaign Organizer
Daryl McGraw is the Campaign Organizer for Stop Solitary CT. Daryl’s personal journey through addiction and incarceration has prepared him to be a voice and advocate for those who still find themselves caught in the vicious cycles of addiction and recidivism. He works closely with survivors of solitary confinement and families of individuals that are directly impacted by the criminal justice system to help them become more informed about the workings of the Connecticut judicial system and advocate for criminal justice reform in Connecticut and beyond.
Daryl is also the CEO of Formerly Inc, Connecticut’s first criminal justice consultant agency predominantly staffed by formerly incarcerated individuals. Daryl holds state certifications as an Addictions Counselor, Recovery Support Specialist, and a Criminal Justice Professional. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership, both from Springfield College. Prior to entering the human service field, Daryl held several leadership positions in the hospitality field working for Fortune 500 companies. He also served as Program Director for the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, during which time he was contracted to serve as the Director of the Office of Recovery Community Affairs for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and a trusted member of the Commissioner’s Executive Group.
Daryl regularly speaks on issues surrounding criminal justice, as well as trauma, addiction recovery and community reintegration, at universities, correctional facilities, behavioral health organizations and national conferences.