The Vera Institute of Justice partnered with five prison and jail systems to assess and safely reduce their use of restrictive housing. This report presents highlights of Vera’s findings and recommendations for reform and provides updates on our partners’ progress.
Warren, Julie. “Reliance on Solitary Confinement as a Long-Term Correctional Solution Is on the Decline in Tenness This report from the Texas Public Policy Foundation describes reforms the Tennessee Department of Correction has implemented to reduce its restrictive housing population. These reforms have led to a
This article focuses on best practices for the use of segregation for juveniles.
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 report from the Correctional Leaders Association and the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School provides a comprehensive analysis of national data on the use of restrictive housing in correctional facilities.
This statement summarizes the events and conclusions of the Santa Cruz Summit on Solitary Confinement and Health in 2018.
This journal article examines the need for solitary confinement reform in the United States as well as the factors necessary for achieving reform.
This journal article examines the merits of incrementalist and maximalist reform strategies, ultimately concluding that incrementalist reform is likely the more impactful method to achieve solitary confinement abolition.
This journal article explores the rise of solitary confinement in the United States as a method of social control.