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.
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.
Segregation has been described as “the most onerous and depriving experience that the state can legally administer”. For that reason, Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has been campaigning for a number of years to abolish solitary confinement and substantially reduce
Vera’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative partnered with five local and state corrections agencies to assess their policies and practices, analyze data, and provide recommendations for safely reducing the use of restrictive housing in their systems.
This 2017 report is based on interviews with individuals at three maximum-security prisons in California. Researchers found that people formerly held in indefinite solitary confinement in California’s Security Housing Units (SHUs) face continuing mental health consequences even after they are
This article from the Los Angeles Times describes the issue of long-term isolation in county jails and provides a multitude of personal stories from men caught up in this harmful system.