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 discusses the recent increase in the use of solitary-like confinement, especially the rise of so-called supermax prisons and the special mental health issues and challenges they pose.
This ACLU of Louisiana and Solitary Watch report details findings from a survey of 709 incarcerated people in Louisiana’s prisons.
This study examines how often officials in a certain state corrections system place people in restrictive housing, and the results “indicate support for both perspectives.”
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.