Juveniles in Segregated Housing

North Dakota’s Norway Experiment

This 2017 article describes the 2015 trip to Norway by officials from North Dakota’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the subsequent changes made to their system including restricted housing. Read More

Reducing the Use of Isolation

This Toolkit is intended to guide youth correctional administrators and their directors of institutions in changing cultures that rely on isolation as a behavior management tool. Read More

Texas Senate Bill 1003

This bill, passed in 2013, requires the collection of data on the placement of juveniles in disciplinary seclusion, and also calls for an independent reviewer to examine the use of segregation in Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities. Read More

New Hampshire House Bill 480

This bill would have capped the length of disciplinary segregation at 6 weeks and banned the use of solitary confinement for individuals under age 18 and for those with serious mental illness. Read More

S.H. v. Reed

A federal civil rights class action on behalf of all juveniles in the custody of the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Read More

Peoples v. Fischer

A lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of solitary confinement in New York State prisons, which in 2015 resulted in a settlement agreement to comprehensively overhaul its use. Read More