Locked Up and Locked Down

Segregation of Inmates with Disabilities

Between 80,000 and 100,000 inmates are currently segregated in prison cells nationwide for 22-24 hours per day, for days, months, years, and in some cases decades at a time. Segregation disproportionately affects inmates with mental illness and research shows that individuals may acquire symptoms of mental illness, or experience exacerbated symptoms of mental illness, as a result of the conditions in segregation.

This online, interactive report outlines the advocacy efforts undertaken on behalf of inmates with mental illness in segregation by the P&A network, and calls for greater national prison reform measures.

Locked Up and Locked Down: The online multimedia report

Locked Up and Locked Down: Word version download (.docx)

Locked Up and Locked Down: PDF Report

AVID Prison Project page

Report press release

Materials for P&A distribution of Locked Up and Locked Down report