Vera’s Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative partnered with five local and state corrections agencies to assess their policies and practices, analyze data, and provide recommendations for safely reducing the use of restrictive housing in their systems.
This study examines the positive relationship between loneliness and levels of depression, hopelessness, and indicators of suicidal behavior for incarcerated people in a South Australian remand facility.
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 memo provides suggestions to jails for managing the impacts of COVID-19—in part, based on current CDC recommendations.
This report pinpoints the drivers of racial disparities in US jails and offers reforms to reduce this disparity.
The APA's “Resource Document on the Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Correctional Mental Health Care” is a significant contribution to the development of a national standard and to improvement of the quality of care for patients in our nation's
In this report, ASCA-Liman provides first-hand accounts by correctional leaders describing their efforts to make major changes in the use of restrictive housing in Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, and Ohio.
This report documents the changes underway as prison administrators aim to limit the use of segregation and find alternatives to the isolation of restrictive housing.
Vera partnered with eight states and two jail systems to analyze their use of segregation. This 2018 fact sheet presents findings on segregation specific to women.
On May 30, 2018, the Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) Initiative and Eastern State Penitentiary hosted a public event called ‘A National Movement to End the Overuse of Solitary Confinement’ in Philadelphia, PA. This well-attended event included a panel discussion of correctional
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.