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
This report from The Fenway Institute provides promising practices and considerations for the management of LGBTI or gender non-conforming people in correctional settings.
This report reviews legislative activity around criminal convictions, discusses the limitations of current approaches, and offers recommendations to states and localities considering similar reforms.
This report recommends justice reform with an emphasis on safety and security; encouraging more contact between incarcerated individuals and their family members; involving family in shaping practice and policy; and conducting more research.
This policy provides guidelines for the NCDPS Suicide Prevention Program.
This report describes the current state of the science of implementation, and identify what it will take to transmit innovative programs.
This report pinpoints the drivers of racial disparities in US jails and offers reforms to reduce this disparity.
This article and video details the Prison Gang Violence Strategy in Washington Department of Corrections.
Interview with the former Maine Corrections Commissioner, Joseph Ponte.
This report details the Massachusetts Sherrif’s Department’s (HCSD) use of MP3 players in segregation.
This guide helps corrections staff and advocates understand the experiences—including experiences in segregation—of transgender and LGBQ people in jails and prisons.