This article analyzes the role of federally incarcerated people’s rights litigation in the 1960s and 1970s in shaping the prisons, especially maximum-security prisons, in the 1980s and 1990s.
This journal article examines the “physical injury” requirement of the Prison Litigation Reform Act.
This Florida law prohibits the placement of pregnant people in restrictive housing.
This Louisiana law prohibits the use of “solitary confinement” for pregnant and postpartum people.
This Nebraska law restricts the use of room confinement in juvenile detention facilities.
This New Jersey law prohibits the use of “solitary confinement” and shackling of pregnant people.
This South Carolina law prohibits the use of restrictive housing for pregnant and postpartum people.
This tool tracks proposed federal and state legislation and litigation concerning the use of restrictive housing.
This WA law ends the use of segregation for punishment in juvenile detention
This VA law prohibits the placement of pregnant incarcerated people and postpartum people in restrictive housing
This law concerns the management of minors in youth and adult detention centers—including segregation units.