WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today released Restrictive Housing in the U.S.: Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions, a volume examining various aspects and viewpoints regarding restrictive housing, commonly referred to as "solitary confinement." Today's publication contains ten chapters examining different aspects of restrictive housing, including the use of restrictive housing in the U.S.; the legal issues surrounding restrictive housing; and the function of restrictive housing within an institutional setting. "Together, these chapters provide the most comprehensive review to date of what we know about the use of restrictive housing in U.S. correctional facilities and the effects of this practice on incarcerated individuals, corrections staff, and the institution as a whole," said NIJ Director, Nancy Rodriguez. NIJ supports rigorous research on restrictive housing practices through funding and bringing together federal partners and experts to identify and discuss these pressing issues. More information on NIJ's restrictive housing projects is located here: http://www.nij.gov/topics/corrections/institutional/Pages/restrictive-housing.aspxTITLE: Restrictive Housing in the U.S.: Issues, Challenges, and Future Directions PUBLISHER: The National Institute of JusticeWHERE: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/250315.pdf The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.