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How a new inmate triage system could reduce the use of solitary confinement and improve prison safety

Labrecque, Ryan M. (2018) How a new inmate triage system could reduce the use of solitary confinement and improve prison safety. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Apr 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Across the political spectrum in the United States, there are growing concerns regarding the effectiveness and utility of solitary confinement - a practice also referred to as restrictive housing. However, for a country that has grown reliant on the use of solitary confinement in its prisons, there are still more questions than answers about how to reduce its use while also ensuring institutional safety and security. Ryan M. Labrecque created a new tool for use by corrections staff to triage inmates by risk. He argues that this tool can be effective in reducing the use of restrictive housing and increasing prison safety by proactively targeting high-risk inmates for treatment services upon their entry into the prison system.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 11:22
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89649

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