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 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.
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.