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Though this be Method, yet there is Madness in’t: Commentary on One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation

by Sharon Shalev and Monica Lloyd

ABSTRACT:   This article examines some of the findings of a recent study of the psychological effects of administrative segregation (solitary confinement) on prisoners held at the Colorado State Penitentiary over a period of one year.  While the study is a credible attempt to overcome many of the drawbacks that have prevented systematic studies of solitary confinement in the past, its design, methods, and statistical analysis suffer from problems that render its findings flawed, Accordingly, these findings should not be generalized.

Posted Tue, Jun 21 2011 10:05 AM by Tracey Vessels


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