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Inmate Mental Health, Solitary Confinement, and Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Bruce A. Arrigo, Heather Y. Bersot, and Brian G. Sellers

in The Ethics of Total Confinement: A Critique of Madness, Citizenship, and Social Justice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195372212
eISBN:
9780199897247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372212.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter provides background on types of solitary confinement (administrative/disciplinary; short/long-term), reviews the empirical literature on inmate mental health and segregation, and ... More


Not Isolating Isolation

Judith Resnik

in Solitary Confinement: Effects, Practices, and Pathways toward Reform

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190947927
eISBN:
9780190947934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947927.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the distinctive features of solitary confinement and the ways in which isolation is endemic in the structure of U.S. prisons. It analyze the expansion of solitary confinement, ... More


Shades of Mississippi

Garrett Felber

in Those Who Know Don't Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653822
eISBN:
9781469653846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653822.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1950s and 1960s, the Nation of Islam deployed a series of tactics to fight for rights for incarcerated people. They used litigation, as well as They used direct action tactics such as ... More


Incarceration and Rupture: The Past in the Present

Laura Brace

in The Politics of Slavery

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401142
eISBN:
9781474445122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401142.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the prison industrial complex in the United States to ask again about what gets remembered and how, to take us back to the question of what happens to a manumitted slave, and ... More


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