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Supermax Incarceration and Recidivism

  • Organization: ACLU National Prison Project
  • Document Type: Article/News
  • Date: Monday, June 04, 2012
  • Attachment: PDF

By Daniel P. Mears and William D. Bales

CRIMINOLOGY VOLUME 47 NUMBER 4 2009

We find evidence that supermax incarceration may increase violent recidivism but find no evidence of an effect of the duration of supermax incarceration or the recency of such incarceration to the time of release into society. We discuss the findings and their implications for theory, research, and policy.

Topics:
  • Isolated Confinement (Segregation)
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