New data: Solitary confinement increases risk of premature death after release
Source: Prison Policy Initiative
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People experiencing Suicidal Urges, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Post-discharge, Community Reentry
Any amount of time spent in solitary confinement increases the risk of death after release from prison, including deaths by suicide, homicide, and opioid overdose.