National Institute of Corrections
You are not signed in! To post comments and participate in discussions you need to sign in or create a free account.
The Effects of Solitary Confinement: Commentary on One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation

by Peter Scharff Smith

 ABSTRACT:  Solitary confinement is a common practice in many prisons, but it has sparked debates and research on its effects on prisoners. This article examines a recent study on administrative segregation in Colorado in the context of relevant European research on the effects of solitary confinement.

Posted Tue, Jun 21 2011 10:07 AM by Tracey Vessels


Be the first to comment on this article!
You must sign in or create an account to comment.
Brought to you by:
National Institute of Corrections
U.S. Dept. of Justice | 320 First Street | Washington, DC 20534 | 800.995.6423

This blog is funded by a contract from the National Institute of Corrections, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.