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TX: Senate Interim Charge

The Lieutenant Governor released an interim charge stating that the criminal justice committee should study the use of administrative segregation in TDCJ, including issues related to: the frequency and justification of its use; the process and classification system which determines an inmate's placement; the impact on prisoners' mental health and recidivism rates; the process of reviewing placement and inmates' transition into both the general prison population and the general public; options for alternative confinement arrangements; and the potential for the expansion of the serious And Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) or similar programming in order to improve inmates' transition from solitary confinement to the general public.

January 13, 2012

VA: Virginia plans changes in prisoner isolation process

By Anita Kumar, Washington Post, March 30, 2012

VA: Solitary Torture

By Sidney Rittenberg Sr., Washington Post Opinion, Published: January 26

VA: Solitary confinement in Virginia prisons should be reduced, lawmakers say

By Anita Kumar, Washington Post, January 11, 2012

VA: Solitary confinement in Virginia

By the Washington Post Editorial Board, January 15, 2012

VA: H. J. Res 126: Directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the use of solitary confinement by the Department of Corrections

Directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the use of solitary confinement by the Department of Corrections

VA: SJ93: Directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the use of solitary confinement by the Department of Corrections

Directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study the use of solitary confinement by the Department of Corrections

NY: SB5906

Inmates shall not be in segregated confinement for reason of discipline, detention, administrative segregation, protective custody, keeplock, or any other reason for admission, unless they have engaged in highly dangerous, violent or serious escape-related behavior while incarcerated in that facility; ninety day review

NY: Compilation of SHU Law Sections

Compilation of The Sections of NY Code the SHU Exclusion Law Affects

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