Segregation Reduction Project Findings and Recommendations Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Use of Segregation


Since January 2010, Vera’s Segregation Reduction Project (SRP) has partnered with U.S. states’ departments of corrections to safely reduce their reliance on restricted housing and enhance their responses to special needs populations. In summer 2013, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) requested assistance from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) to assess its use of administrative custody (AC) and disciplinary custody (DC). This report provides Vera’s findings and recommendations to DOC.