Natasha Frost and Carlos Monteiro have written a paper on administrative segregation in US prisons for the National Institute of Justice. “There is growing interest around the country in understanding the use and impact of restrictive housing in corrections. Restrictive housing, also called administrative segregation and solitary confinement, has a long history in the U.S. corrections system. The empirical literature on this important issue has grown, and in recent years, scholars have continued to systematically study how restrictive housing is used in correctional settings and what effects it has on inmates, corrections staff and the prison organization at large.
NIJ supports rigorous research on restrictive housing practices and outcomes by funding external research, working with federal partners and bringing experts together to identify and discuss the most pressing questions and research needs.”
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