TITLE

EIGHT PRINCIPLES FOR Reforming Solitary Confinement

AUTHOR(S)
SCHLANGER, MARGO; FETTIG, AMY
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
American Prospect;Fall2015, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the eight principles to guide the reformation of solitary confinement in the U.S., making the practice more humane. Topics covered include criticisms on the country's criminal justice policies as inhumane, ineffective, and unduly costly, how solitary confinement is characterized by extreme social isolation and environmental deprivation, and the indirect political advantages of reducing the extent and harshness of solitary confinement.
ACCESSION #
110211075

 

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