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 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.
The Dispatches from W.O.R.T.H. blog series takes you behind the scenes of a new and innovative model at Connecticut’s York Correctional Institution: a unit that reimagines incarceration for young women aged 18-25,
The T.R.U.E. unit provides an alternative to managing the behavior of young men aged 18-25, without using solitary.
This report shows the findings of a pilot of Crisis Intervention Training for correctional staff in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections State Correctional Institute (SCI) Greene.
This section of the Prison Rape Elimination Act’s National Prison and Jail Standards outlines how jails and prisons may punish incarcerated people who have engaged in the sexual abuse of a peer or staff member.
This guide is designed to assist corrections professionals in revising discipline and sanctions policies and practices to more effectively manage women inmates, and create safer facilities for staff and inmates.
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 policy brief from the Vera Institute of Justice shares promising practices and specific strategies for implementing successful step-down programs and transitional units in correction systems.
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