Released Solitary Survivors Share your Experience and Solutions
This is for solitary survivors who have experienced segregation, solitary confinement, or being sensory and socially deprived (SSD) in a Michigan prison for an extended period of time (over 15 days.) We define solitary confinement as any setting in which a person is isolated in prison for more than 20 hours a day. If you prefer to fill out the solitary survey with specific questions for solitary survivors you may do so on the Open MI Door website.

The Open MI Door Steering Team, comprised of multiple organizations, plans to use information learned from your experience to inform policy change and recommendations necessary to end the practice of isolation in Michigan prisons. The Open MI Door Campaign, is a statewide effort to end harmful practices and develop safer, more therapeutic alternatives to solitary confinement. Visit to learn more.

You can choose to share and know you may stop at any time. You do not need to respond to every question. Your responses will remain anonymous and your name will not be required to complete this survey. Responses to anonymous surveys will not be traced back to the respondent. No personally identifiable information will be captured unless voluntarily offered in any of the comment fields. Our materials will never include any identifiable information for anyone currently in prison or under MDOC supervision.

Trauma disclaimer: We aim to forewarn individuals who would like to complete this survey about potentially traumatizing content. We understand that considering the conditions of confinement in solitary and/or segregation is incredibly traumatizing. If you find yourself unable or unwilling to share your story, please discontinue at any time. While we value your input, we do not wish to add any more trauma to an already difficult situation.

Please contact 269-339-0606 if you further questions. You may also email questions to
Please share the most impactful experiences while in solitary confinement: *
Please share your recommendations or solutions you feel would assist in keeping individuals out of segregation: *
Please share your recommendations or solutions you feel would assist in changing segregation conditions: *
Would you like to be involved advocacy surrounding solitary confinement? *
If yes, please provide your name and email address below:
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