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Solitary confinement

  • Supermax Prisons and the Constitution: Liability Concerns in the Extended Control Unit

    A monograph "intended to help prisons operate ultra-high-security facilities in a way that minimizes liability in litigation" is presented (p. v).
  • The Effects of Solitary Confinement: Commentary on One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation

    The author comments on research done by the Colorado Department of Corrections and the University of Colorado’s Department of Psychology concerning
  • The High Cost of Solitary Confinement

    Wondering what is costs to house an inmate in solitary confinement? Then you want to read this article.
  • Change Is Possible: A Case Study of Solitary Confinement Reform in Maine

    The successful efforts of individuals to reduce the use of solitary confinement and to make the conditions found in solitary settings are described
  • Bureau of Prisons: Improvements Needed in Bureau of Prisons' Monitoring and Evaluation of Impact of Segregated Housing

    The segregated housing unit practices of the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and compliance with them are reviewed.
  • Administrative Segregation, Degrees of Isolation, and Incarceration: A National Overview of State and Federal Correctional Policies

    “This report provides an overview of state and federal policies related to long-term isolation of inmates, a practice common in the United States a
  • A Death Before Dying: Solitary Confinement on Death Row

    The double punishment experienced by death-sentenced prisoners is documented.
  • Solitary Confinement and Risk of Self-harm Among Jail Inmates

    “Those who harm themselves while in solitary confinement may be diverted from that punitive setting to a therapeutic setting outside solitary confi
  • Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences

    This webcast is the second to address issues associated with the wide use of solitary confinement in the United States.
  • Worse than Second-Class: Solitary Confinement of Women in the United States

    "More than 200,000 women are locked in jails and prisons in the United States.
  • Reforming solitary confinement: the development, implementation, and processes of a restrictive housing step down reentry program in Oregon

    Over the past decade there have been numerous and impassioned calls to reform the practice of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.