Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, Yale Law School. Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell: Reports from Correctional Systems on the Number of Prisoners in Restricted Housing and on the Potential of Policy Changes to Bring About Reforms. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale Law School, 2016.
“A new report, jointly authored by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and the Arthur Liman Program at Yale Law School, reflects a profound change in the national discussion about the use of what correctional officials call ‘restrictive housing’ and what is popularly known as ‘solitary confinement.’ Just published, Aiming to Reduce Time-in-Cell provides the only current, comprehensive data on the use of restricted housing, in which individuals are held in their cells for 22 hours or more each day, and for 15 continuous days or more at a time. The report also documents efforts across the country to reduce the number of people in restricted housing and to reform the conditions in which isolated prisoners are held in order to improve safety for prisoners, staff, and communities at large.”
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