New Aced It Episode: Segregation and Reform in U.S. Prisons and Jails

This episode merges findings from two articles published in the last several years that consider the use of segregation in U.S. prisons. This topic is crucial as many states–including several where our research team conducted interviews–have recently enacted solitary confinement reforms, and others are beginning to think about such reforms. The episode covers data related to this carceral practice, including evidence of harms and reforms.

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Brown, E. (2020). A systematic review of the effects of prison segregation. Aggression and Violent Behavior52, 101389.

Cloud, D. H., Augustine, D., Ahalt, C., Haney, C., Peterson, L., Braun, C., & Williams, B. (2021). “We just needed to open the door”: A case study of the quest to end solitary confinement in North Dakota. Health & Justice9(1), 1–25.

This project was supported by Grant [5PBJA-22-AG-00031-MUMU] awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this podcast are those of the host and the research team and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.