Programming in Restrictive Housing

Considerations for Improving Outcome Evaluations

H. Daniel Butler, Starr Solomon, Ryan E Spohn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A number of studies have identified “what works” in regard to the successful implementation of correctional programming over the past several decades. Few studies, however, have examined the complexities associated with programming in restrictive housing. Using data from a Midwestern department of corrections, we examined whether the provision of programming in restrictive housing achieved desired outcomes (e.g., reductions in inmate misconduct). The findings revealed the amount of time served in restrictive housing and confinement in different types of restrictive housing may influence estimations of a treatment effect. As a growing number of states seek to reform the use of restrictive housing, the proper implementation of cognitive-behavioral programming may increase institutional security and safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - May 1 2018

Fingerprint

programming
housing
evaluation
Safety
reform

Keywords

  • inmate misconduct
  • prisons
  • programming
  • restrictive housing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Law

Cite this

Programming in Restrictive Housing : Considerations for Improving Outcome Evaluations. / Butler, H. Daniel; Solomon, Starr; Spohn, Ryan E.

In: Criminal Justice and Behavior, 01.05.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{4cc1391844994fb1896f646b091d7730,
title = "Programming in Restrictive Housing: Considerations for Improving Outcome Evaluations",
abstract = "A number of studies have identified “what works” in regard to the successful implementation of correctional programming over the past several decades. Few studies, however, have examined the complexities associated with programming in restrictive housing. Using data from a Midwestern department of corrections, we examined whether the provision of programming in restrictive housing achieved desired outcomes (e.g., reductions in inmate misconduct). The findings revealed the amount of time served in restrictive housing and confinement in different types of restrictive housing may influence estimations of a treatment effect. As a growing number of states seek to reform the use of restrictive housing, the proper implementation of cognitive-behavioral programming may increase institutional security and safety.",
keywords = "inmate misconduct, prisons, programming, restrictive housing",
author = "Butler, {H. Daniel} and Starr Solomon and Spohn, {Ryan E}",
year = "2018",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/0093854818780450",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Criminal Justice and Behavior",
issn = "0093-8548",
publisher = "SAGE Publications Inc.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Programming in Restrictive Housing

T2 - Considerations for Improving Outcome Evaluations

AU - Butler, H. Daniel

AU - Solomon, Starr

AU - Spohn, Ryan E

PY - 2018/5/1

Y1 - 2018/5/1

N2 - A number of studies have identified “what works” in regard to the successful implementation of correctional programming over the past several decades. Few studies, however, have examined the complexities associated with programming in restrictive housing. Using data from a Midwestern department of corrections, we examined whether the provision of programming in restrictive housing achieved desired outcomes (e.g., reductions in inmate misconduct). The findings revealed the amount of time served in restrictive housing and confinement in different types of restrictive housing may influence estimations of a treatment effect. As a growing number of states seek to reform the use of restrictive housing, the proper implementation of cognitive-behavioral programming may increase institutional security and safety.

AB - A number of studies have identified “what works” in regard to the successful implementation of correctional programming over the past several decades. Few studies, however, have examined the complexities associated with programming in restrictive housing. Using data from a Midwestern department of corrections, we examined whether the provision of programming in restrictive housing achieved desired outcomes (e.g., reductions in inmate misconduct). The findings revealed the amount of time served in restrictive housing and confinement in different types of restrictive housing may influence estimations of a treatment effect. As a growing number of states seek to reform the use of restrictive housing, the proper implementation of cognitive-behavioral programming may increase institutional security and safety.

KW - inmate misconduct

KW - prisons

KW - programming

KW - restrictive housing

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85047927842&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85047927842&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0093854818780450

DO - 10.1177/0093854818780450

M3 - Article

JO - Criminal Justice and Behavior

JF - Criminal Justice and Behavior

SN - 0093-8548

ER -