How to Fix Solitary Confinement in American Prisons

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor at UC Irvine and former ISSI Graduate Fellow, explains how to improve the conditions and processes of solitary confinement in this Los Angeles Times editorial. She argues for involving guards in reform and for providing them with more resources, in addition to setting clear time limits for solitary confinement, ensuring that prisoners are in humane conditions, and providing mental health treatment. Professor Reiter discussed her new book, 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long Term Solitary, at a CSRC event on November 3.

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