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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.

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.

This law requires training for corrections staff on the treatment of pregnant people and restricts the use of segregation for pregnant and postpartum people.

This law regulates the use of administrative and disciplinary segregation and prohibits the use of segregation for pregnant and postpartum women.