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Segregated Housing in Jails

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Vera partnered with eight states and two jail systems to analyze their use of segregation. This 2018 fact sheet presents findings on segregation specific to women.

On May 30, 2018, the Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) Initiative and Eastern State Penitentiary hosted a public event called ‘A National Movement to End the Overuse of Solitary Confinement’ in Philadelphia, PA. This well-attended event included a panel discussion of correctional

Vera’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative partnered with five local and state corrections agencies to assess their policies and practices, analyze data, and provide recommendations for safely reducing the use of restrictive housing in their systems.

This article from the Los Angeles Times describes the issue of long-term isolation in county jails and provides a multitude of personal stories from men caught up in this harmful system.