Terry A. Kupers, M.D. Expert Report of Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P.: Eastern Mississippi Correctional Facility. June, 2016.
Terry Allen Kupers, M.D., M.S.P., is a psychiatrist and Professor Emeritus at The Wright Institute Graduate School of Psychology. He is an expert on the mental health effects of solitary confinement, and he has testified in class action lawsuits about jail and prison conditions, the quality of mental health care in prison, and the effects of sexual abuse behind bars. This report by Dr. Kupers evaluates the mental health impact of the conditions of confinement in the segregation units at East Mississippi Correction Facility (EMCF) on prisoners confined to those units and to evaluate the adequacy of the system at EMCF for providing treatment for inmates with serious mental health needs.
Keywords: disciplinary segregation, administrative segregation, restrictive housing, restricted housing, segregation, segregated housing, isolation, torture, discrimination, segregated housing and mental health