This Toolkit is intended to guide youth correctional administrators in changing cultures that rely on isolation of juveniles as a behavior management tool. It provides tips for enacting reforms and highlights examples of states that have reduced their use of
The focus of this report is how restorative justice is and can be applied within prisons. Specifically, the report explores the way agencies can use restorative justice to handle offenses—such as assaults and thefts—that happen within the prison as an
This section of the American Bar Association’s Standards on Treatment of Prisoners concerns segregated housing.
At the Snake River Correctional Institution in Oregon, prison officials converted a recreation room inside their Intensive Management Unit (IMU) into a calming space
An analysis of the deterrent effects of the criminal justice system demonstrates that the certainty of punishment is more effective than the severity of punishment.
These authors argue that building design, orientation, site planning, and exposure to natural light can mitigate stress and pain and shorten patient stays in healthcare facilities.
This report explores the effect of interior design in supporting healthcare patients coping with stress.
In this paper, the authors survey the existing research on those elements of the built and natural environment most often asserted by proponents as being inherently healing or promoting health.
This report highlights the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) Administrative Segregation Step Down Program that offers cognitive programming as people in segregation gradually transition out of the unit.
This a set of 70 rules that focuses on and tailors to the treatment of incarcerated women.
This article provides an empirical synthesis of the existing literature on the effectiveness of restorative justice practices using meta-analytic techniques.