This 2017 report is based on interviews with individuals at three maximum-security prisons in California. Researchers found that people formerly held in indefinite solitary confinement in California’s Security Housing Units (SHUs) face continuing mental health consequences even after they are
This law prohibits the use of restrictive housing for people who are 18 years old or younger, pregnant, or diagnosed with serious mental illness, developmental disability, or traumatic brain injury.
This study found that people in California supermax units have a 31% higher rate of hypertension than people in less restrictive conditions
This Colorado Department Corrections (DOC) policy outlines a specialized program for “offenders with mental illness and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
This Bureau of Justice Statistics report explores the prevalence of mental health issues in prison and jails.
This policy provides guidelines for the NCDPS Suicide Prevention Program.
This negative effect the conditions of supermax facilities have on mental health.
This lawsuit is against the Delaware DOC for their treatment of incarcerated people with mental illness in “solitary confinement.”
This testimony from Acting Commissioner of NYSDOCCS highlights the prevalence of mental illness in corrections.
One week of solitary confinement of prison inmates produced significant changes in their electrical brain activity (specifically electroencephalography (EEG) frequency and visual evoked potentials (VEP)) that parallel those reported in laboratory studies of sensory deprivation.
This study examined the number of days that prisoners spent in a special disciplinary housing unit in New York State prison before a suicide occurred.