Conditions of Confinement
It is critical to address the drivers of women into incarceration — especially substance abuse, mental health issues, past victimization, and poverty. It is also vitally important to treat incarcerated women with dignity and to prepare them for a safe, successful reentry. Taking these steps will stop the cycle of reoffending and re-incarceration that comes at great expense to taxpayers, families, and communities.
Texas correctional officials this month quietly eliminated the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for jailhouse rule-breakers, positioning the state at the forefront of a nationwide push to end Read more »
Solitary confinement, administrative segregation, seclusion, disciplinary separation and lockdown are a few of the names for isolating a prisoner in a separate cell. Officials say administrative segregation or "ad seg," Read more »
April 13, 2017