Momentum Builds in 2017 to Reduce the Use of Solitary Confinement By Mary Crowley and Sara Sullivan December 20, 2017 This post is part of the blog series, “Addressing the Overuse of Segregation in U.S. Prisons and Jails.” In
There is increasing evidence that the use of segregation in prisons and jails—sometimes referred to as solitary confinement or restricted housing—produces unwanted and harmful outcomes—for the mental and physical health of those in isolation, the well-being of staff, facility safety, corrections budgets of jurisdictions that rely on the practice, and the public safety of the communities to which most incarcerated people will return.
Through this blog series, “Addressing the Overuse of Segregation in U.S. Prisons and Jails,” bloggers of various perspectives—from corrections officials and academic experts to advocates and formerly incarcerated people—will examine the issues presented by the use of segregated housing and discuss promising strategies for reform. Many of the bloggers are staff of Vera’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative and members of Vera’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Advisory Council.
October 23, 2017 - Matthew Lowen, Vera Institute of Justice
May 6, 2016 – Karen Tamis, Vera Institute of Justice
January 27, 2017 - Lionel Smith, Vera Institute of Justice
June 22, 2017 - Joel Andrade, MHM Correctional Services, Inc
July 27, 2016 – Dan Pacholke
August 1, 2016 – Danny Murillo, Gardner Fellow
February 1, 2016 – Jessa Wilcox, Vera Institute of Justice
February 24, 2016 – Martin Horn, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
December 16, 2015 – David Cloud, Vera Institute of Justice