This article analyzes the role of federally incarcerated people’s rights litigation in the 1960s and 1970s in shaping the prisons, especially maximum-security prisons, in the 1980s and 1990s.
This tool tracks proposed federal and state legislation and litigation concerning the use of restrictive housing.
This WA law ends the use of segregation for punishment in juvenile detention
This VA law prohibits the placement of pregnant incarcerated people and postpartum people in restrictive housing
This law concerns the management of minors in youth and adult detention centers—including segregation units.
This law establishes department restrictive housing data reporting to the legislature and Governor.
This law requires training for corrections staff on the treatment of pregnant people and restricts the use of segregation for pregnant and postpartum people.
This law prohibits the use of restrictive housing for people who are 18 years old or younger, pregnant, or diagnosed with serious mental illness, developmental disability, or traumatic brain injury.
This law regulates the use of administrative and disciplinary segregation and prohibits the use of segregation for pregnant and postpartum women.
This law restricts the use of restrictive housing for pregnant and postpartum people.
This law prohibits the use of RH—including administrative segregation or disciplinary segregation—for minors.