American Psychiatry Should Join the Call to Abolish Solitary Confinement
Center for Health Policy and Research; Commonwealth Medicine
Criminal Procedure | Health Services Research | Law and Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
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.
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2015 Dec;43(4):406-15. Link to article on publisher's website
The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Appelbaum, Kenneth L., "American Psychiatry Should Join the Call to Abolish Solitary Confinement" (2015). Commonwealth Medicine Publications. 14.