The ACLU's unique and powerful network of state affiliate offices has been working on the frontlines to reduce reliance on solitary confinement, making states safer while saving taxpayer dollars.
- SB 61 January 8, 2013 (This bill would provide that a minor or ward who is detained in, or sentenced to, any juvenile facility, jail, or other secure state or local facility shall not be subject to solitary confinement, as defined, unless the minor or ward poses an immediate and substantial risk of harm to others or to the security of the facility, and all other less-restrictive options have been exhausted.)
- Mississippi DOC Deputy Commissioner on Reducing the Use of Segregation in Prisons (2011)
- Complaint, Presley v. Epps, No. 4:05CV148-JAD (N.D. Miss. June 22, 2005)
- Supplemental Consent Decree, Presley v. Epps, No. 4:05CV148-JAD (N.D. Miss. November 3, 2007)
- Expert Report of James Austin, Presley v. Epps, No. 4:05CV148-JAD (N.D. Miss. November 15, 2007) (classification)
- “Mississippi's Corrections Reform: How America's Reddest State – And Most Notorious Prison – Became a Model of Corrections Reform,” John Buntin, Governing Magazine, August 2010
- “Beyond Supermax Administrative Segregation,” Terry Kupers, et. al, Criminal Justice and Behavior, July 21, 2009
- Vera Institute of Justice, Segregation Reduction Project
- HB536 (February 20, 2013)
- Sindey Rittenberg, “Solitary Torture,” Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2011.
- Anita Kumar, “Solitary Confinement in Virginia Prisons Should be Reduced, Lawmakers Say,” Washington Post, Jan. 11, 2012
- Solitary confinement in Virginia, Washington Post Editorial, Jan. 11, 2012
- HJ126: Directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the use of solitary confinement by the Department of Corrections
- SJ93: Directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the use of solitary confinement by the Department of Corrections