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
The focus of this report is how restorative justice is and can be applied within prisons. Specifically, the report explores the way agencies can use restorative justice to handle offenses—such as assaults and thefts—that happen within the prison as an
At the Snake River Correctional Institution in Oregon, prison officials converted a recreation room inside their Intensive Management Unit (IMU) into a calming space
This report highlights the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) Administrative Segregation Step Down Program that offers cognitive programming as people in segregation gradually transition out of the unit.
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 Vera program works directly with prisons and jails to transform the culture, climate, rhythms, and routines that define the prison system, starting with young adults.
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 presents the findings from Vera’s assessment and recommendations for reforms, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Nevada has made over the last few years.