This report, created by ASCA and the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, provides a thorough look at the use of restricted housing in U.S. states and documents both reforms to the practice and ways to reduce the restricted housing population.
This article examines the effects of solitary confinement on people confined in disciplinary or administrative segregation in the United States, with a particular focus on maximum-security units, also known as supermax or control housing units.
In the United States, women in prison are disciplined at higher rates than men, often for less-serious violations of prison rules, according to an investigation by NPR and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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.
This study examines the effect of mental illness on the likelihood that an incarcerated person is sanctioned with segregation following an incident of misconduct.
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.
In this report, ASCA-Liman provides first-hand accounts by correctional leaders describing their efforts to make major changes in the use of restrictive housing in Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, and Ohio.
This report documents the changes underway as prison administrators aim to limit the use of segregation and find alternatives to the isolation of restrictive housing.
Vera partnered with eight states and two jail systems to analyze their use of segregation. This 2018 fact sheet presents findings on segregation specific to women.
On May 30, 2018, the Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) Initiative and Eastern State Penitentiary hosted a public event called ‘A National Movement to End the Overuse of Solitary Confinement’ in Philadelphia, PA. This well-attended event included a panel discussion of correctional
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