Conditions of Confinement

  • Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons Bureau of Justice Statistics, July, 2001(None of the prison systems have any idea how many mentally ill prisoners they have. Using the BJS reports for anything other than whether or not prisoners identified as mentally ill are actually receiving services would be a mistake.)
  • No Escape: Male Rape in U.S. Prisons Human Rights Watch, April, 2001
  • Out of Sight: Super-Maximum Security Confinement in the US Human Rights Watch, February, 2000
  • Out of Sight: Super-Maximum Security Confinement in the US Human Rights Watch, February, 2000
  • Ohio Grievance Study Prison Reform Advocacy Center, 2000
  • Regulating the American Labor Market: The Role of the Prison Industrial Complex David Ladipo, September, 1999
  • Mental Health and Treatment of Inmates and Probationers Bureau of Justice Statistics, July, 1999“More than a quarter million prison and jail inmates are identified as mentally ill”
  • Women in Prison: Sexual Misconduct by Correctional Staff General Accounting Office, June, 1999
  • Red Onion State Prison: Super-Maximum Security Confinement in Virginia Human Rights Watch, May, 1999
  • Not Part of My Sentence Violations of the Human Rights of Women in Custody Amnesty International, March, 1999
  • Prisons and Jails: Hospitals of Last Resort: The Need for Diversion and Discharge Planning for Incarcerated People with Mental Illness in New York Correctional Association of New York and the Urban Justice Center, 1999
  • Nowhere to Hide: Retaliation Against Women in Michigan State Prisons Human Rights Watch, September, 1998
  • Cold Storage: Super-Maximum Security Confinement in Indiana Human Rights Watch, October, 1997
  • Mental Illness in US Jails: Diverting the nonviolent, low-level offender Center on Crime Communities and Culture, November, 1996
  • Modern Capital of Human Rights? Abuses in the State of Georgia Human Rights Watch, July, 1996
  • Prisoner Labor: Perspectives on Paying the Federal Minimum Wage General Accounting Office, May, 1993(GAO testimony based on report is at the end of the PDF)
  • From Alcatraz to Marion to Florence Control Unit Prisons in the United States Committee to End the Marion Lockdown, 1992
  • The Debate on Rehabilitating Criminals: Is it True that Nothing Works? Jerome Miller, National Center for Institutions and Alternatives, March, 1989(The easiest thing to say is that rehabilitation has never been seriously tried. There are, however, some studies of small programs cited in Miller's footnotes that deserve attention.)

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