What are the modern uses of administrative segregation in a prison system?

Administrative segregation has evolved thought the history of incarceration. From the practice of solitary confinement used to punish inmates to putting them in the “hole”, administrative segregation takes on a new role in the operation of jails and prisons. What are the modern uses of administrative segregation in a prison system? Does administrative segregation serve a useful purpose? Why or why not?

Responses should be 2-3 pages in length.

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