The Research is Clear: Solitary Confinement Causes Long-lasting Harm
Source: Prison Policy Initiative
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People experiencing Suicidal Urges, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Post-discharge, Community Reentry, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization
At the International Symposium on Solitary Confinement, researchers and formerly incarcerated people made it clear that isolation causes severe and permanent damage.