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Still Worse Than Second-Class: Solitary Confinement of Women in the United States

Still Worse Than Second-Class: Solitary Confinement of Women in the United States

American Civil Liberties Union. Still Worse Than Second-Class: Solitary Confinement of Women in the United States. New York: American Civil Liberties Union, 2019.

 

“Still Worse Than Second-Class: Solitary Confinement of Women in the United States,” provides an update on women held in solitary confinement, following the ACLU’s first report on women in solitary in 2014. The report provides facts and data about women in solitary confinement, including vulnerable populations—pregnant people, women with mental illness, girls, older women, transgender women, and women in immigrant detention. The report shares insights from “interviews with survivors of solitary confinement and a mental health care provider.” It also provides an overview of reforms that have limited the use of solitary confinement reforms in the United States and provides recommendations to combat the problem.

 

Click here to view the full report and download a pdf.

Click here to view the 2014 report.

 

Keywords: segregation, women, pregnant, mental illness, mentally ill, vulnerable population, transgender, transgender women, girls, elderly, immigration, immigration detention, ACLU