Friday, June 12, 2015

On the folly of releasing prisoners directly from solitary to the free world

Texas features prominently in the Marshall Project's Christie Thompson's investigative feature on state prisoners released directly from solitary confinement into the free world. Good stuff; give it a read. See also 2014 Texas data on length of stay in ad seg and the number of inmates released directly to the street (1,445), including those released with no parole supervision whatsoever (832).

Speaking of ad seg, this reminds me of another report, this one from ACLUTX on solitary confinement, that Grits never read because it came out after the 84th legislative session began. Here's the pdf version. Add it to the summer reading list.

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