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.
This NowThis video features footage from a Vera learning trip to Norway and highlights the critical components of Norway’s more humane approach to corrections.
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.
This report by the Southern Poverty Law Center focuses on dangerous conditions in four immigrant detention centers in South Florida—and particularly mentions the conditions and overuse of segregation.
This op-ed focuses on the changes North Carolina made to the way it operates segregation units, with a focus on re-entry.
Interview with the former Maine Corrections Commissioner, Joseph Ponte.
This report details the Massachusetts Sherrif’s Department’s (HCSD) use of MP3 players in segregation.
This New York State lawsuit resulted in a court-ordered settlement agreement requiring broad changes to disciplinary segregation, the most common form of solitary.
This report details the changes Colorado implemented over the years to transform their use and conditions of confinement in their segregation units.
The focus of this report is how restorative justice is and can be applied within prisons. Specifically, the report explores the way agencies can use restorative justice to handle offenses—such as assaults and thefts—that happen within the prison as an