Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Women in Segregation

Women in Segregation

Many efforts to understand and reform the use of segregation—also commonly called solitary confinement or restrictive housing—focus on incarcerated men.

Women’s unique pathways into solitary confinement and the differential impact that its restrictive conditions can have on them is too often ignored. Vera’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative provides a new fact sheet that details findings on the women-specific issues raised by the use of segregation in these facilities.

Click here to view the fact sheet.

Click here to read a related article, “In Prison, Discipline Comes Down Hardest on Women.”

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