Center on Sentencing and Corrections

A Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement

A Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement

Shalev, Sharon. A Sourcebook on Solitary Confinement. London: Mannheim Centre for Criminology, London School of Economics, 2008.

“The Sourcebook on solitary confinement provides a comprehensive single point of reference on solitary confinement, its documented health effects, and professional, ethical and human rights guidelines and codes of practice relating to its use. It is hoped that the Sourcebook will encourage policy makers and prison managers to put in place safeguards and mechanisms to limit the use of solitary confinement and to mitigate its harmful consequences.”

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Keywords: international, human rights, reform, history, harmful effects, monitoring