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Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Guidance Document on the Nelson Mandela Rules (Warsaw, Poland: OSCE, 2018). This document provides guidance for the implementation of minimum standards for the treatment of people in prison. It incorporates existing international legal and

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

In January 2018, Canada took important steps regarding the overuse of segregation, also known as solitary confinement, when the courts decided on two separate court cases. One legal challenge from the Ontario government will no longer place people with mental

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.

This article provides a comprehensive analysis of the solitary confinement of youth in the United States as well as around the world.

This report analyzed survey and questionnaire data from multiple countries across the world to determine the purposes; authorization capacity; challenges and appeals; limitations; accommodations, access, and physical restraints; and the reform efforts and regulations regarding solitary confinement.

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care adopted this position statement in April 2016. It provides guiding principles for correctional healthcare professionals in addressing the use of solitary confinement in facilities in which they work.