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Examining Race and Gender Disparities in Restrictive Housing Placements (2018)

This study assessed racial and ethnic disparities in men's and women's placements into any segregation; placements into particular types of segregation (i.e. administrative segregation, disciplinary and mental health segregation); the length of time spent there; and the reasons provided for these placements.

Overall, results indicated significant racial and ethnic disparities in restrictive housing placements among men and women.

This study extends empirical knowledge on disparities in criminal justice decision-making to the correctional setting, and can be useful for correctional departments when implementing decisions and practices pertaining to restrictive housing

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