This report analyzed survey and questionnaire data from multiple countries across the world to determine the purposes; authorization capacity; challenges and appeals; limitations; accommodations, access, and physical restraints; and the reform efforts and regulations regarding solitary confinement.
This article provides an analysis of a new Canadian law to restrict the use of restrictive housing for people with mental illness.
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 Polish Journal of Social Rehabilitation article provides an overview of the use of restrictive housing in U.S. prisons and current arguments in favor of and in opposition to its use.
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 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 statement from the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture outlines measures to be taken by all correctional agencies to promote human dignity during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This briefing note assesses the state of COVID-19 outbreaks and prevention measures in prisons and the broader impacts of responses to governments on people in criminal justice systems.
This Danish study revealed that the 5-year mortality rate among formerly incarcerated individuals who were placed in solitary confinement was significantly higher than that of people who had not spent time in solitary, and almost ten times higher than that
This report details a delegation of state officials’ experiences on a trip to Germany and the Netherlands and the impact it has had on policy discussions and public debate on prison reform in the U.S.