University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Caged in: The Devastating Harms of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners with Physical Disabilities,"
Date January 2017
Author Jamelia N. Morgan
Author Institution University of Connecticut School of Law
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Abstract This report draws from interviews with currently and formerly incarcerated people with disabilities, disability rights advocates, prisoner rights’ advocates, medical experts, legal scholars, and correctional officials and examines the conditions of confinement, harms, and challenges facing prisoners with physical disabilities in solitary confinement. In addition, this report fills some of the gaps in data and, where possible, builds on existing data to provide a snapshot into (1) the number of people with physical disabilities; (2) the number of prisoners with physical disabilities in solitary confinement; and (3) the volume of grievances filed by prisoners with disabilities in ten state prison systems: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Finally, the report closes by discussing the available legal protections and by offering a set of recommendations to federal, state, and local officials and policymakers to guide reforms for prisoners with physical disabilities in solitary confinement.
Source American Civil Liberties Union
Citation 24 Buff. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 81-177

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