The Virginia Department of Corrections’ Segregation Step Down program utilizes evidence-based practices to provide a safe and secure way for offenders in Administrative Segregation to earn their return to the general population.
This fact sheet explains how solitary is used as a broad catch-all to respond to a wide range of behaviors, including low-level and nonviolent ones, and to manage vulnerable populations. Violence is typically not the most common reason for segregation.
This Right on Crime report provides a brief history and overview of the current use of segregation in Louisiana.
This Crime Report article provides a firsthand account of segregation and presents alternatives to segregation to respond to disciplinary infractions.
This Vera Institute of Justice video outlines ways the organization partners with corrections agencies to reduce their reliance on restrictive housing.
This NYC Jails Action Coalition and the #HALTsolitary Campaign report outlines steps key stakeholders can take to end segregation in New York City jails.
This 2018 video features interviews with staff at the Colorado State Penitentiary, providing their points of view on the facility’s reforms.
This study explores whether providing information about segregation causes respondents to update their beliefs about the practice and whether prior views about punishment moderate the influence of the message content on changes in the level of support for segregation.
This report by the HALTsolitary campaign finds that 43 percent of the suicide attempts in New York State prisons occur in restrictive housing units.
This report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment and recommendations for reforms, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Utah has made over the last few years.
This report argues that women are less likely to act out violently, but disproportionately receive disciplinary tickets for lower-level offenses—and receive harsher punishments for these infractions, including segregation.