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What We Know — and Don't Know — About Restrictive Housing

Terri McDonald; Nicole Taylor; Dan Mears

What do we know about the use of restrictive housing in jails and prison in the U.S.? Leading practitioners and researchers discuss what the current evidence can tell us about how restrictive housing is used, who is in restrictive housing, its effects on inmate populations, and what else we need to learn to identify alternatives to restrictive housing.

Date Published: April 1, 2016