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 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
On May 30, 2018, the Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) Initiative and Eastern State Penitentiary hosted a public event called ‘A National Movement to End the Overuse of Solitary Confinement’ in Philadelphia, PA. This well-attended event included a panel discussion of correctional
Most correctional scholars and policy makers agree that prison authorities should use restrictive housing less, yet few studies exist to provide guidance on how to do so while also ensuring institutional order. This study advances the idea that proactively providing
The Minnesota state government conducted a study on time spent in segregation, direct release to the community, and the impacts of these factors on recidivism.
This 2009 study from two researchers at Florida State University examines recidivism data from the Florida Department of Corrections.
The Correctional Association of New York visited nearly every disciplinary housing unit in New York state. This report from 2003 summarizes their findings.