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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.

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.         

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

FACT SHEET: Department of Justice Review of Solitary Confinement

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

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.

The Effect of Solitary Confinement on Institutional Misconduct: A Longitudinal Evaluation

This dissertation examines whether solitary confinement and time spent in solitary confinement impacts institutional conduct upon release from solitary confinement.

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."

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.

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