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The Impacts of Solitary Confinement

This brief by the Vera Institute of Justice provides an overview of the vast body of research on the harmful impacts of solitary confinement on incarcerated people, corrections staff, and the broader community.

The Marshall Project. “From Solitary to the Street.” The Marshall Project, June 11, 2015.  This article published by The Marshall Project examines the harmful effects of releasing incarcerated people from restrictive housing directly into the community. By recounting the stories of