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Reforming Restrictive Housing: The 2018 ASCA-Liman Nationwide Survey of Time-in-Cell

Reforming Restrictive Housing: The 2018 ASCA-Liman Nationwide Survey of Time-in-Cell

The Association of State Correctional Administrators, and The Liman Center for Public Interest Law. Reforming Restrictive Housing: The 2018 ASCA-Liman Nationwide Survey of Time-in-Cell. Yale Law School. 2018.

This report is the fourth in a series of research projects co-authored by the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and the Arthur Liman Center at Yale Law School. It provides nationwide data on “restrictive housing,” which is defined in this report as separating prisoners from the general population and holding them in their cells for an average of 22 hours or more per day, for 15 continuous days or more. This report documents the changes underway as prison administrators aim to limit the use of segregation and find alternatives to the isolation of restrictive housing. For the 2017–2018 data collection, ASCA-Liman sent surveys to the 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the District of Columbia, and four jail systems in large metropolitan areas.

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Key words: solitary confinement, prison isolation, restrictive housing, segregation, conditions of confinement, isolation