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Inmate Mental Health, Solitary Confinement, and Cruel and Unusual Punishment: An Ethical and Justice Policy Inquiry

By Heather Bersot, M.S. and Bruce Arrigo, Ph.D.

Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology

Special Edition Vol 1, Nov, 2010: pp. 1-82

Impact of a Mental Health Training Course for Correctional Officers on a Special Housing Unit

By George F. Parker, M.D.

Psychiatric Services, Vol. 60, No. 5, May 2009

Solitary Confinement and Mental Illness in U.S. Prisons: A Challenge for Medical Ethics

By Jeffrey L. Metzner, M.D. and Jamie Fellner, Esq.

The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2010

The Worst Scars Are in the Mind: Psychological Torture

By Hernan Reyes, M.D.

International Review of the Red Cross

Volume 89 Number 867 September 2007

Strategic Segregation in the Modern Prison

By Sharon Dolovich

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 48:1


The Colorado Study vs. the Reality of Supermax Confinement

by Stuart Grassian, M.D.,J.D. and Terry Kupers M.D., M.S.P.

Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation: The Colorado Study

by Jeffrey L. Metzner, M.D. and Maureen L. O'Keefe. M.A.

from the Correctional Mental Health Report

Vol. 13, No. 1; May/June 2011

Treating Those Excluded from the SHU

By Terry Kupers, M.D., M.S.P.

With lock-down simpliciter ruled out, what should prisons do with the stream of "disturbed, disruptive" inmates entering their front doors? Courts are much better at telling folks what not to do; it's the orders to do that often encounter that ubiquitous sneer: They are micromanaging.

Dr. Kupers here provides a blueprint for complying with legal mandates and also succeeding. Compliance and success are not umbilically tied. This is a very important and easily digested article.

What to do With the Survivors?

Coping with the long-term effects of isolated confinement

By Terry Kupers

the Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA


The Gang Crackdown in Massachusetts Prisons

By Phillip Kassel

New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement

Winter, 1998

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