December 16, 2013
Colorado Will No Longer Send the ‘Majorly Mentally Ill’ to Solitary Confinement

Colorado prison officials last week did a good thing—a very good thing. The Colorado Department of Corrections issued a memo to all state wardens telling them that inmates with “major mental illnesses” can no longer be sent to solitary confinement (what Colorado and other jurisdictions euphemistically call “administrative segregation”). Here is the link to the memo.
Read more. [Image: Rick Wilking/Reuters]

Colorado Will No Longer Send the ‘Majorly Mentally Ill’ to Solitary Confinement

Colorado prison officials last week did a good thing—a very good thing. The Colorado Department of Corrections issued a memo to all state wardens telling them that inmates with “major mental illnesses” can no longer be sent to solitary confinement (what Colorado and other jurisdictions euphemistically call “administrative segregation”). Here is the link to the memo.

Read more. [Image: Rick Wilking/Reuters]

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