Reiter, K. (2017). Mass Incarceration, Key Notes In Criminology and Criminal Justice Series (New York: Oxford University Press). Order it here!
Reiter, K. (2016). 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement (New Haven: Yale University Press). Order it here!
Reiter, K. & A. Koenig, eds. (2015). Extreme Punishment: Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement (New York: Palgrave MacMillan). Order it here!
Articles & Book Chapters
Reiter, K. and K. Chesnut (2018). “Correctional Autonomy and Authority in the Rise of Mass Incarceration,” Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 14: 49-68.
Sumner, J., L. Sexton, and K. Reiter (2018). “The Scream: Insider Access and Outsider Legitimacy in Danish Prisons,” in Doing Criminology: Discovery through Fieldwork, S. Rice and M. Maltz, eds. (Springer): 277-88.
Reiter, K. (2018). “Solitary Confinement and Supermax Custody,” Handbook of Corrections in the United States, Hayden Griffin and Vanessa Woodward, eds. (Routledge Press): 382-89
Reiter, K. (2018). “The International Persistence & Resilience of Solitary Confinement,” Oñati International Series in Law & Society, Vol. 8.2 (20 pp).
Rubin, A.T. and K. Reiter (2017). “Continuity in the Face of Penal Innovation: Revisiting the History of American Solitary Confinement,” Law & Social Inquiry, DOI 10.1111/lsi.12330 (63 pp).
Reiter, K., L. Sexton, and J. Sumner (2017). “Theoretical and empirical limits of Scandinavian Exceptionalism: Isolation and normalization in Danish prisons,” Punishment & Society, Vol. 20.1: 92-112.
Barragan, M., K. Chesnut, J. Gravel, N. Pifer, K. Reiter, N. Sherman, and G. Tita (2017). “Prohibited Possessors and the Law: How Inmates in Los Angeles Jails Understand Ammunition and Gun Laws,” The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, Vol. 3.5: 141-63.
Reiter, K. and S. Coutin (2017). “Crossing Borders and Criminalizing Identity: The Disintegrated Subjects of Hybrid Administrative Sanctions,” Law & Society Review, Vol. 51.3: 567-601.
Reiter, K., L Sexton, and J. Sumner (2017). “Negotiating Imperfect Humanity in the Danish Penal System,” in Embraced by the welfare state? Scandinavian penal history, culture and prison practice, Peter Scharff Smith and Thomas Ugelvik, eds. (Palgrave MacMillan): 481-508.
Reiter, K. (2016). “Reclaiming the Power to Punish: Legislating & Administrating the California Supermax, 1982-1989,” Law and Society Review, Vol. 50.2: 484-518.
Barragan, M., N. Sherman, K. Reiter & G. Tita (2016). “’Damned if you do, damned if you don’t’: Perceptions of guns, safety and legitimacy among detained gun offenders,” Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 43.1: 140-55.
Reiter, K. (2015). “Domains of Policy: Law & Society Perspectives on Punishment and Social Control,” in the Law & Society Handbook, Austin Sarat and Patricia Ewick, eds. (Wiley-Blackwell).
Reiter, K. & T. Blair (2015). “Punishing Mental Illness: Trans-Institutionalization and Solitary Confinement in the United States,” in Extreme Punishment: Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration, and Solitary Confinement, Keramet Reiter and Alexa Koenig, eds. (Palgrave).
Reiter, K (2015). “Supermax Administration and the Eighth Amendment: Discretion, Deference, and Double-Bunking, 1986-2010,” University of California Irvine Law Review, Vol. 5.1: 89-152.
Reiter, K. & N. Pifer (2015). “Brown v. Plata,” Oxford Handbooks Online in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Michael Tonry, ed. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015), DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935383.013.113.
Reiter, K (2014). “The Supermax Prison: A Blunt Means of Control, or a Subtle Form of Violence?” Radical Philosophy Review, Vol. 17.2: 457-75. [Please e-mail author if you would like a pdf of this article.]
Reiter, K (2014). “The Pelican Bay Hunger Strike: Resistance within the Structural Constraints of a U.S. Supermax Prison,” South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 113.3: 579-611. [Please e-mail author if you would like a pdf of this article.]
Reiter, K (2014). “Making Windows in Walls: Strategies for Prison Research,” Qualitative Inquiry, Vol. 20.4: 417-28 (April). [Please e-mail author if you would like a pdf of this article.]
Reiterk, K (2014). “Punitive Contrasts: United States vs. Denmark – A Socio-Legal Comparison of Two Prison Systems,” in The Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Annual: Global Perspectives, Larry Sullivan, ed., Vol 6/1 (Brooklyn, NY: AMS Press, Inc.): 139-76 .
Reiter, K. (2013). “The Origins of and Need to Control Supermax Prisons.” California Journal of Politics and Policy, Vol. 5.2: 146-167. [Please e-mail author if you would like a pdf of this article.]
Reiter, K. (2012). “Parole, Snitch, or Die: California’s Supermax Prisons and Prisoners, 1987-2007.” Punishment & Society, Vol. 14.5: 530-63. [Please e-mail author if you would like a pdf of this article.]
Reiter, K. (2012). “The Most Restrictive Alternative: A Litigation History of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons, 1960-2006.” Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Vol. 57: 69-123. [Please e-mail author if you would like a pdf of this article.]
Obasogie, O. & Reiter, K. (2011). “Prisoners as Human Subjects: Putting the Ethical Question in Context.” Bioethics, Vol. 25.1: 55-56.
Reiter, K. (2009). “Experimentation on Prisoners: Persistent Dilemmas in Rights and Regulations.” California Law Review, Vol. 97.2: 501-566.
Reiter, K. & Fellner, J. (2006). Cruel and Degrading: The Use of Dogs for Cell Extractions in U.S. Prisons (A Human Rights Watch Report).
Commentaries & Testimonies
Reiter, K. (2018). “Participatory Investigation of Place and Space in an Anti-Prison Movement,” Review Symposium, Judah Schept’s Progressive Punishment, Social Justice, Vol. 44.2/3: 185-9.
Reiter, K. (2018). Review of Terry Kupers’ Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It,” Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, Jan.
Reiter, K. and A. Koenig (2018). “Reiter and Koenig on Challenges and Strategies for Researching Trauma,” Social Science Matters Blog, Palgrave MacMillan, http://www.palgrave.com/gb/social-science-matters/reiter-and-koenig-on-researching-trauma.
Reiter, K. and S. Coutin (2017). “Methodologies for Comparing Experiences across Diverse Institutions,” Comparative Penology Blog, Institute of Criminology, https://www.compen.crim.cam.ac.uk/Blog/blog-pages-full-versions/blog-15-reitercoutin.
Reiter, K. (2017). “Review of Heather Ann Thompsons’s Blood in the Water,” British Journal of Criminology, doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azx043.
Reiter, K. (2017). “Another Voice: Coercion and Access to Healthcare,’” Hastings Center Report, 47.2 (Mar./Apr.): 30–31.
Reiter, K. (2016). “Op-Ed: How to fix solitary confinement in American prisons,” Los Angeles Times, Oct. 17.
Reiter, K. (2016). “Review of David Skarbek’s The Social Order of the Underworld,” American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 121.6: 1966-68.
Reiter, K., L. Sexton, & J. Sumner (2016). Denmark doesn’t treat its prisoners like prisoners — and it’s good for everyone. Washington Post, Feb. 2.
Reiter, K. (2015). “(Un)Settling Solitary in California,” Social Justice, Sept. 28.
Blair, T. & K. Reiter (2015). “Solitary Confinement and Mental Illness: Ethical Challenges for Clinicians; in response to Glowa-Kollisch et al,” Health and Human Rights Journal (December), online as of July:http://www.hhrjournal.org/2015/07/02/letter-to-the-editor-and-author-res….
Reiter, K., J. Selbin, & E. Hersh (2014). “Op-Ed: Should a shoplifting conviction be an indelible scarlet letter? Not in California.” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 29: A-13.
Reiter, K (2014). “Spirituality in Dark Places: The Ethics of Solitary Confinement” (Review of book by Derek Jeffreys), Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books (Sept.).
Reiter, K (2013). “Watching Herman’s House.” PBS: Documentaries with a Point of View, Jul. 8.
Reiter, K. (2012). “Statement before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, June 15, 2012,” Hearing on Solitary Confinement (Jun. 19).
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“These conditions aren’t bad just for prisoners. They’re bad for everyone.”
— The Social Cost of Solitary Confinement , Time Magazine
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