Solitary confinement, Prisons -- United States
The primary goal of the current study is to examine the impact of solitary confinement (SC) on institutional misconducts in offenders with mental illness. The presentation focuses on the following questions:
- Does the experience of SC reduce institutional misconducts in offenders with mental illness?
- Does the length of time spent in SC influence subsequent institutional misconducts in offenders with mental illness?
Smith, P., Labrecque, R. M., & Gendreau, P. An Evaluation of the Impact of Solitary Confinement on Offenders with Mental Illness. Presented in June at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health in Vienna, Austria in 2015.