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Louisiana on Lockdown: A Report on the Use of Solitary Confinement in Louisiana State Prisons, With Testimony from the People Who Live It

Louisiana on Lockdown: A Report on the Use of Solitary Confinement in Louisiana State Prisons, With Testimony from the People Who Live It

Katie Rose Quandt, Jean Casella, Aleks Gilbert, Valerie Kiebala, Joshua Manson, Katie Schwartzmann, and Dr. Sue Weishar. Louisiana on Lockdown: A Report on the Use of Solitary Confinement in Louisiana State Prisons, With Testimony from the People Who Live It. New York: Solitary Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, and the Jesuit Social Research Institute/Loyola University New Orleans, 2019.

 

“Louisiana on Lockdown,” a report from the ACLU of Louisiana and Solitary Watch, presents findings from a survey of over 700 men and women living in segregation in Louisiana state prisons. The report shares the history of segregation use in Louisiana, testimony from incarcerated people about their conditions of confinement, and recommendations for reducing the use of segregation and improving living conditions in Louisiana facilities.

 

Click here to view the full report.

 

Keywords: ACLU, Solitary Watch, segregation, solitary confinement, Louisiana, survey, Mandela Rules