This 2017 report, from one of the oldest nonprofit, public interest law firms for children, shares key findings on the use of solitary confinement at juvenile facilities nationally.
This 2019 Montana law creates requirements for the use of restrictive housing in adult and youth facilities, such as barring its use for pregnant or postpartum people and requiring step-down programs for individuals in segregation for more than 30 days.
This report from Stop Solitary for Kids campaign is a roadmap for administrators and staff to safely stop the use of segregation for young people.
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.
In May 2018, a concerned staff member at Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility contacted Disability Rights Montana (DRM) to report abuse allegations. This staff member alleged that the facility used solitary confinement as a form of punishment.
In 2017 the Montana legislature recommended that the Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) conduct a study to determine the extent of the use of solitary confinement in state and county institutions.
“In this brief, the Campaign for Youth Justice and the National Association of Social Workers outline how black youth end up at the front door of adult courts through three state case studies of Oregon, Florida, and Missouri.”
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
Placing juvenile into solitary confinement continues to occur despite the accumulating evidence that it may cause substantial psychological damage.
In recent years, the practice of restrictive housing (otherwise known as solitary confinement or segregation) in U.S. prisons and jails has been the subject of increased scrutiny from researchers, advocates, policymakers, media, and the government agencies responsible for people who
This 2016 bibliography by the National Institute of Corrections is a list of resources about restrictive housing.