Administrative Segregation Law and Legal Definition

The term 'administrative segregation' means confinement to an individual cell 24 hours a day, except for showers and visitation. Prisoners in administrative segregation were not permitted to work and visitation periods and canteen access were restricted. The administrative segregation cells were similar to those of cells in the general population; that is, personal possessions were allowed and prisoners received library privileges and regular meals. Finally, inmates in administrative segregation received $6.50 per month 'idle pay.[Wycoff v. Brewer, 572 F.2d 1260, 1262-1263 (8th Cir. Iowa 1978)]