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Administrative segregation

Isolation and Reintegration: Punishment Circa 2014|Revised

"This collection of materials, which was provided as a starting point for the discussion, describes current patterns of incarceration and explores interventions designed to reduce the degree to which correctional facilities maintain order through the isolation of prisoners, both through the locating of prison facilities and the placement of people within them."

Restrictive Housing FAQ

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)which informs the reader about concerns surrounding the use of restrictive housing, and its impact on inmates.

Constitutional Implications of Restrictive Housing

The conditions in restrictive housing require careful review for any correctional facility. This brief looks at areas of legal challenges in corrections.

Solitary Confinement: Common Misconceptions and Emerging Safe Alternatives

This report looks at most common misconceptions regarding solitary confinement while also describing promising alternatives reducing its use.

Keeping Vulnerable Populations Safe under PREA: Alternative Strategies to the Use of Segregation in Prisons and Jails

This guide provides prison and jail administrators and staff with strategies for safely housing inmates at risk of sexual abuse without isolating them.

A Confinement in Texas Solitary Failure: The Waste, Cost and Harm of Solitary

This report documents the dangerous and expensive practice of solitary confinement in Texas.

Communications Management Units

In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations that establish and describe Communications Management Units (CMUs).

Podcast: How to Fix America's Solitary Problem

This FRONTLINE discussion regards the use of solitary confinement in the state and federal prison system.

Locked Up In America: Solitary Nation

This film presents a balanced view of the extreme conditions correctional officers and inmates experience in solitary confinement.

Oregon Prison Tackles Solitary Confinement with Blue Room Experiment

This report explores the use of a video projector and quiet room for a addressing mental health in your supermax or administrative segregation unit.

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