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Restrictive Housing: Roadmap to Reform [Internet Broadcast]

This training broadcast will: examine restrictive housing practices in your agency and compare and contrast those with the DOJ Guiding Principles.

More Than Emptying Beds: A Systems Approach to Segregation Reform

"Segregation has been and will continue to be a tool that is necessary to manage legitimate safety concerns. Reforms in the use of this practice will only be successful if the safety of inmates and staff is maintained or improved in the process.

Restrictive Housing: An Annotated Bibliography

A bibliography with resources on the use of restricted housing including: the effects, guidelines for its use, step down programs, etc.

Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prisons [Executive Summary and Report]

This paper attempts to describe the research on administrative segregation in enough detail that the reader can reach his or her own conclusions.

Presidential Memorandum -- Limiting the Use of Restrictive Housing by the Federal Government

This White House memorandum from March 2016 addresses the overuse of solitary confinement in correctional and detention systems.         

FACT SHEET: Department of Justice Review of Solitary Confinement

A summary of the DOJ review of the use of restrictive housing in the BOP.

U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing [Final Report, Appendixes, and Guiding Principles]

The Report includes more than 50 “Guiding Principles” intended as best practices for correctional facilities across the criminal justice system

Time-In-Cell: The ASCA-Liman 2014 National Survey of Administrative Segregation in Prison

This report on restrictive housing from ASCA reflects and supports ongoing efforts to understand the impact, reevaluate its use, and limit or end it.

Use of Restrictive Housing in U.S. Prisons and Jails, 2011-12

This Special Report presents data on the use of restrictive housing in U.S. prisons and jails, based on inmate self-reports of time spent in disciplinary or administrative segregation or solitary confinement.


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