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Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative

Findings and Recommendations for the Virginia Department of Corrections

In recent years, a diverse range of corrections practitioners, national and international organizations, policymakers, and the public have called for reform of restrictive housing (also known as segregation or solitary confinement) in prisons and jails. They cite the potentially devastating psychological and physiological impacts of spending 22 to ...

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  • Byron Kline, Elena Vanko, Léon Digard
December 20, 2018
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Sharing Behavioral Health Information across Justice and Health Systems

Opportunities in the District of Columbia

People with mental health and substance use problems are overrepresented at all stages of the criminal justice system in the United States. However, decision makers, health care providers, and staff often work with only a fraction of the behavioral health information that exists about their clients. Expanding the availability of behavioral health d...

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  • Marilyn Sinkewicz, Yu-Fen Chiu, Leah Pope
December 07, 2018
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