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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.

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