Inmate Segregation Reduction Act (Washington, DC)

Reduction Act

“Inmate Segregation Reduction Act of 2015.” Washington, DC.


This bill, introduced by Washington, DC Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, would require the District’s Department of Corrections “to perform regular mental health assessments on individuals in segregated housing; to create minimum out-of-cell time for inmates in segregated housing; to limit the use of disciplinary segregation to only the most serious crimes; to limit the use of administrative segregation; to require periodic review for inmates in administrative segregation; to … create a plan for alternatives to segregated housing, to provide a report to the Council on the use of segregated housing, and to create, in conjunction with other District agencies, a manual for families of incarcerated individuals.” This bill has not been passed.


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