Pennsylvania Slow to Cut Use of Solitary Confinement

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States including Colorado, Texas and California have begun to reduce use of solitary confinement, also called “segregation.” In 2015, Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel called it “unprecedented … that you have the corrections field ... look at segregation and say, 'Look, we need to do better.' " As of late September, Pennsylvania had 1,235 inmates in disciplinary cells — 2.6 percent of the prison population — up from 2.3 percent in 2015, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!