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Restrictive Housing



Restrictive housing, sometimes referred to as solitary confinement or administrative segregation, is the physical removal of inmates from the greater population of prisoners and heavily regulates their movement, behavior, and privileges. Often times, these regulations include being confined to a small, enclosed space for upwards of 23 hours without any human contact or interaction. This practice is detrimental to the psychological well-being of inmates, especially pregnant women. The placement of pregnant women in solitary confinement creates serious risk of physical and psychological harm to both the inmate and the baby, and can result in deprivation of nutritional and medical, critical to the health and well-being of the inmate and baby.

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