This 2012 report from the American Friends Service Committee is the first effort to directly link conditions in Arizona’s supermax prisons with the state’s high recidivism rate.
This Cornell University study finds that short-term disciplinary segregation in correctional facilities can increase recidivism and unemployment for formerly incarcerated people.
This report stresses the importance of visitation and its effects on recidivism.
A cross-section of studies on the relationship between overcrowding and inmate misconduct is reviewed to provide a strategy for more uniform research on the topic.
This report examines the effects of prison visitation on recidivism among 16,420 offenders released from Minnesota prisons between 2003 and 2007.
This report from the American Correctional Association provides an overview of the Virginia Department of Corrections’ (VADOC) efforts to reform the way they incarcerate people and reduce recidivism through programming and culture changes
This study leverages rich administrative data on individuals who were sentenced to prison and observed over time to investigate: the risk factors of exposure to solitary confinement, its effect on future criminal justice contact, and long-term consequences on mortality after
This report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment of Louisiana's use of restrictive housing and recommendations for reform, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Louisiana has made so far.
This study examines how time spent in restrictive housing impacts “subsequent measures of institutional adjustment among men in prison.”
This article includes a literature review of organizational culture scholarship, followed by a contextual analysis of organizational culture in prisons.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Guidance Document on the Nelson Mandela Rules (Warsaw, Poland: OSCE, 2018). This document provides guidance for the implementation of minimum standards for the treatment of people in prison. It incorporates existing international legal and