The Psychological Effects of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners in Supermax Units

@article{Arrigo2008ThePE,
  title={The Psychological Effects of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners in Supermax Units},
  author={Bruce A. Arrigo and Jennifer Leslie Bullock},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  year={2008},
  volume={52},
  pages={622 - 640}
}
  • Bruce A. Arrigo, Jennifer Leslie Bullock
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
  • This article examines the psychological consequences of short- and long-term solitary confinement for prisoners in the United States subjected to administrative or disciplinary segregation. Particular attention is paid to the use of secure housing units, alternatively known as control units or supermax units. These correctional entities allow for the isolation of convicts under conditions that offer little sensory stimulation and minimal opportunities for interaction with other people. The… CONTINUE READING

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