Restrictive Housing in the U.S.: Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions
"Institutional corrections and, more
specifically restrictive housing and other strategies that facilities
use to manage and control incarcerated individuals, have become a
national priority. Restrictive housing, commonly known as solitary
confinement or administrative segregation, is a common practice in
corrections. A recent national estimate by the Bureau of Justice
Statistics reveals that on an average day in 2011-2012, as many as one
in five individuals has spent time in restrictive housing while in
jail or prison.
Despite its use throughout corrections facilities nationwide, we lack
scientific evidence about its effectiveness and long-term impact.
To further our understanding of these issues" the NIJ has released "Restrictive Housing in the U.S.: Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions.
This volume includes 10 chapters, each with a distinct focus and
written by leading experts from various disciplines including
criminology, psychology, sociology, and law.
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