Video: Interview with Richard N. Van Wickler, Cheshire County Department of Corrections

Mr. Van Wickler was interviewed by Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR) as part of their “Reimagining Criminal Justice in the United States.”

Mr. Van Wickler was the Superintendent of the Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene, New Hampshire for 27 years. Mr. Van Wickler is a veteran of the United States Army and served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 23 years. Mr. Van Wickler as superintendent of a county jail limited the use of solitary confinement and introduced many humane reforms into the jail.

***This interview officially begins at 10:28!***

Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR) represents people of faith who live in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. IAHR’s mission is to end policies and practices that promote torture in our society and to counter bigotry directed against vulnerable communities. Our work focuses on minimizing the use of prolonged isolation (solitary confinement) in prisons and jails in our region, ending other abusive treatment in detention facilities, and countering bigotry directed against vulnerable communities and individuals.