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A Window Into Solitary Confinement and Its Many Alternatives

| January 28, 2020

Solitary confinement for brief periods is occasionally necessary to protect the safety of both people who are incarcerated and the staff responsible for them. However, absent appropriate limitations, it is subject to being used too frequently.

Marc Levin, Right on Crime’s vice president of criminal justice, explains how solitary confinement policies can and should be carefully scrutinized — and how growing research and recent experience suggest that there are less-damaging alternatives to prolonged solitary confinement.


RIGHT ON CRIME is a national campaign to promote successful, conservative solutions on American criminal justice policy—reforming the system to ensure public safety, shrink government, and save taxpayers money. By sharing research and policy ideas and mobilizing strong conservative voices, we work to raise awareness of the growing support for effective reforms within the conservative movement. We are transforming the debate on criminal justice in America.