by Maureen O'Keefe, Kelli Klebe, Jeffrey Metzner, Joel Dvoskin, and Jamie Fellner
ABSTRACT: In this article, authors and advisory board members of the Colorado study respond to commentaries published at Corrections & Mental Health on their 2010 report, One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation.
We are pleased to contribute One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation (O'Keefe et al., 2010) to the research literature on solitary confinement and to engage in scientific dialogue regarding research methods, the interpretation of results, and the need for future research. We appreciate the reviewers' thoughtful comments and criticisms reported in this issue of Corrections & Mental Health and we thank the National Institute of Corrections for the opportunity to respond to them.
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