Title

American Psychiatry Should Join the Call to Abolish Solitary Confinement

UMMS Affiliation

Center for Health Policy and Research; Commonwealth Medicine

Date

12-1-2015

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Criminal Procedure | Health Services Research | Law and Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

This editorial calls for the American Psychiatric Association and other mental health organizations to oppose solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. The editorial reviews the arguments for supporting solitary confinement, referred to as segregation in U.S. prisons and outlines its negative impacts.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2015 Dec;43(4):406-15. Link to article on publisher's website

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

26668217