Lifetime Lockdown: How Isolation Conditions Impact Prisoner Reentry
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Oct. 12, 2012
ANNOTATION: The relationship between long-term solitary confinement and prisoner reentry is examined. Sections following an executive summary are: key findings; recommendations; Project Homecoming; defining forms of isolation and lockdown, increased use of solitary. who is held in lockdown; conditions, policies, and practices of isolation; ACLU suit over poor medical and mental health care in Arizona’s prisons; the elimination of rehabilitative programming; the lasting effects of lockdown; life on the outside; re-entry and the effects of prolonged isolation; seeking housing and employment, lack of support services upon release; recidivism; conclusion; and the story of Mike. “The sustaining societal and economic consequences of solitary confinement, supermax prisons, and prisoner lockdown are detrimental to families, our communities, and the economy, and need not be expanded, but rather reduced and eventually halted all together” (p. 40).