New blog series addressing the overuse of segregation in U.S. prisons and jails

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Series: Addressing the Overuse of Segregation in U.S. Prisons and Jails

Women Face Unique Harms from Solitary Confinement

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  • Barbara Owen
    Barbara Owen
October 02, 2020
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Series: Addressing the Overuse of Segregation in U.S. Prisons and Jails

Looking to Norway for Inspiration on Reducing the Use of Solitary Confinement

Recognized as a leader in progressive incarceration, Norway’s system is based on the idea that courts are for punishment and correctional facilities are for creating better neighbors. Correctional policies and practices center around respect for the human dignity of incarcerated people and staff. They focus primarily on rehabilitation, resocializat ...

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  • Janelle Guthrie
March 11, 2020
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Series: Addressing the Overuse of Segregation in U.S. Prisons and Jails

Corrections at a Crossroads

Ironically, prisons began as 19th century reforms—a movement away from the barbarism of public humiliation, corporal punishment, and executions. Practices like solitary confinement—pioneered at Eastern State Penitentiary and in Auburn Prison’s regime of silent, forced labor—were meant to rehabilitate incarcerated people. They reflected moralistic a ...

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  • Sebastian Johnson
    Sebastian Johnson
February 24, 2020
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