The topic of administrative segregation (also sometimes known as solitary confinement) in correctional facilities has been receiving renewed focus due to recent events. The Colorado Dept. of Corrections (DOC) has published several studies on administrative segregation and its effects on inmates. Information from DOC includes:
- Colorado Dept. of Corrections Administrative Segregation and Classification Review
- One-Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation
- Analysis of Colorado’s Administrative Segregation
- SB11-176 Annual Report, Administrative Segregation for Colorado Inmates*
*This publication deals specifically with the new law that allows inmates time off of their sentence for time served in administrative segregation. You can view the original Act for SB11-176 here.