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 report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment and recommendations for reforms, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Utah has made over the last few years.
This report argues that women are less likely to act out violently, but disproportionately receive disciplinary tickets for lower-level offenses—and receive harsher punishments for these infractions, including segregation.
This report by the Southern Poverty Law Center focuses on dangerous conditions in four immigrant detention centers in South Florida—and particularly mentions the conditions and overuse of segregation.
This op-ed focuses on the changes North Carolina made to the way it operates segregation units, with a focus on re-entry.
Interview with the former Maine Corrections Commissioner, Joseph Ponte.
This report details the Massachusetts Sherrif’s Department’s (HCSD) use of MP3 players in segregation.
This New York State lawsuit resulted in a court-ordered settlement agreement requiring broad changes to disciplinary segregation, the most common form of solitary.
This report details the changes Colorado implemented over the years to transform their use and conditions of confinement in their segregation units.
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