Prevalence of 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

Report to the NYC Board of Correction

This 2013 report by the New York City Board of Correction provides a scathing picture of how solitary confinement is employed as a routine disciplinary measure on Rikers Island and in other city jails. Read More

Dignity Denied

This 2013 report from the Center for American Progress examines the mistreatment of LGBT immigrants in immigration detention. 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

Restrictive Housing in the U.S.: Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions

This report, composed by the National Institute of Justice, dives into all aspects of restrictive housing from conditions of confinement to legality to impacts and more. This report is comprised of a series of papers by leading experts on restrictive housing and commentary on research gaps, as well as directions for further research. This is not a new research study. Read More

The loneliest place in the world

This article discusses the Idaho Department of Correction’s attempts to decrease its use of solitary confinement, as well as improve the conditions and treatment of those in segregated housing. 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

Psychiatric Effects of Solitary Confinement

This article by Dr. Stuart Grassian, an expert regarding the psychiatric impact of federal and state segregation and disciplinary units in many settings, examines the severe psychiatric harm that solitary confinement can cause. Read More

Prisoners in 2014

Final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2014, collected by the National Prisoner Statistics program. Read More