SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days


In recent years, the term solitary confinement was replaced with restrictive housing (RH) as it had a less negative tone. However, the terms both represent the same process of isolating individuals in cells with nearly no contact with others. Restrictive housing has many negative effects, including, but not limited to deteriorating mental health and increased rates of recidivism. Such practices are not limited to the adult system as incarcerated youth are also subjected to various forms of restrictive housing (e.g., protective custody, disciplinary and administrative segregation). While those who oppose the use of RH call this cruel and unusual punishment, the United States has deemed it allowable. There are options for changing the use of restrictive housing through complete eradication. The following will outline the use of RH for youth and end with suggestions for policy change.

Faculty Advisor

April Terry


Criminal Justice

Submission Type

in-person poster




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