The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation has announced awards of approximately $1.74 Million in its fall grant-making cycle of 2015. (READ MORE)
University of California, San Francisco
The Health Risks and Costs of Solitary Confinement: Advancing Medical Evidence for Policy Reform
This project will be the first to: (1) conduct a comprehensive analysis of relevant medical literature to extrapolate the health-related risks of solitary confinement; (2) estimate its health-related economic consequences; and (3) convene a national interdisciplinary meeting of researchers, policy makers, criminal justice professionals, advocates, and other thought leaders to set the agenda for achieving evidence-based reform of solitary confinement policy and practice in the U.S.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Restricting the Use of Solitary Confinement in the United States
The National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation will build on the early success of the model to restrict the use of long-term solitary confinement in U.S. prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. NPP will continue to investigate prison systems that rely heavily on the practice, document its adverse health effects, and use advocacy and public education to restrict solitary confinement in target states, with the potential for national replication.
The Foundation's grant-making program is centered on the concepts of health and well-being. The Foundation's purpose is to promote and support effective and creative programs, practices and policies related to healing from illness, accident, physical, social or emotional trauma, and to extend the availability of programs that promote healing to underserved populations.