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
This ACLU of Louisiana and Solitary Watch report details findings from a survey of 709 incarcerated people in Louisiana’s prisons.
This ACLU report provides data about women in solitary confinement, highlights vulnerable populations—like pregnant people and women with mental illness—and gives an overview of solitary reform in the US and recommendations to address the issue.
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.
This report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment of Louisiana's use of restrictive housing and recommendations for reform, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Louisiana has made so far.
This report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment and recommendations for reform, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Virginia made prior to and during the assessment, and the significant reforms that Virginia has implemented since that time.
In this article, the authors examined people sent to New York City's Clinical Alternative to Punitive Segregation (CAPS) unit as well as those sent to the Restrictive Housing Unit (RHU) and their clinical outcomes (focused on incidents of self-harm
The Canadian Liberal Party has introduced a bill that would end the Correctional Service of Canada’s use of solitary confinement.
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.
“In this brief, the Campaign for Youth Justice and the National Association of Social Workers outline how black youth end up at the front door of adult courts through three state case studies of Oregon, Florida, and Missouri.”