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@4WHCSVDGreenfrom Georgia  answered…12mos

In practice, solitary confinement is used to deal with problematic kids that the staff of the prisons just don't want to deal with. If we can limit its use to exceptionally violent kids or kids who are being molested, or attacked in prisons by inmates or staff, I think solitary confinement can work.

@4WVJDMYDemocratfrom New York  answered…12mos

Having worked with juveniles who can be a danger to themselves and others, I know how violent they can become. I believe solitary confinement should be used only for situations where other interventions are not successful in preventing harm to self or others, but should not be eliminated as a last effort. There should also be greater training for staff members in interventive methods.

@4WW2DKDGreenfrom Florida  answered…12mos

Yes, we should be investing in mental and psychological care for these young individuals and increasing policies that prevent the disadvantaged youth from entering into situations that lead to something like solitary confinement. Most humans aren't born to want to be bad in their society.

@4WVS9HWDemocratfrom Arizona  answered…12mos

I think the inmates have to much rules and laws while in prison. they should hate prisons and not want to go back but if they are getting treated how they would out in the real world then it is pointless to have prisons in the first place. make the prisons a hell hole and get the individual to become a better person and not want to go back to prison

@4WHBB5SConstitutionfrom Georgia  answered…12mos

No, those who receive solitary confinement are there due to predisposed behavior rather then solitary being the cause for the increased likelihood of becoming a repeat offender.

@4WSWLLYDemocratfrom Arizona  answered…12mos

Yes, studies have shown how detrimental solitary confinement can be, and with juveniles brains still developing, it is imperative that they are not subjected to this punishment measure.

@4WWQGM9Republicanfrom North Carolina  answered…12mos

I think that rather than define the days of solitary, we should increase the amount of work required of every prisoner. Less gym time, less TV and recreational time as well as social contact time between inmates. Prison should not become a "higher education" system for prisoners to get their masters in criminal activity.

@4WFW3T4Greenfrom Kansas  answered…12mos

Yes, solitary confinement is cruel and unusual and should be banned for anyone.

@5ZVVT8GDemocratfrom Florida  answered…12mos

Make prisons solitary but reformative. Have books to read. Options of writing to a random pen-pal who's not in prison. The goal being that prisoners can't socialize together, organize, and fed off of each others' criminal way of life.

@4WT6333Constitutionfrom New York  answered…12mos

Solitary confinement should be banned for all humans. It is inhumane.

@4WGT2BWRepublicanfrom Michigan  answered…12mos

Yes, if you deserve it. We are all accountable for our actions. No said juvenile detention was fun.

@4WRVN2SRepublicanfrom Arkansas  answered…12mos

I think the major issue with children is the breakdown of the family. Children are growing up in a lawless generation. Anything goes. A drug addict can have multiple children and they are left for the public to take care of. There should be consequences.

@4WG7D3QRepublicanfrom Georgia  answered…12mos

Yes, but only if the individuals show a totally a unrelenting trend toward gang activity or violent behavior. Michael Brown was a juvenile and tried to kill a law enforcement officer. Case closed!

@sponable98Republicanfrom California  answered…12mos

No, prison officials should determine who needs confinement based on security concerns for guards and prisoners.

@4WGLKRKGreenfrom Texas  answered…12mos

No, humans are social animals that require contact or they go mad

@4WGWFCBDemocratfrom Wisconsin  answered…12mos

No because if juveniles do adult-like actions then they should be charged as an adult.

@4WVH6MVDemocratfrom Missouri  answered…12mos

I think all prisons should be considered solitary confinement. It should not be a learning, entertainment or social environment.

@4WTYRTSConstitutionfrom Indiana  answered…12mos

I would like to hear what psychologist have to say about its effect on the kids.

@4WHJG7TDemocratfrom Pennsylvania  answered…12mos

No, but if a juvenile displays behavior warranting solitary confinement, then they should be confined but visited by adults for specific periods of time.

@4WG7S38Libertarianfrom Virginia  answered…12mos

@4WLZ9D3Libertarianfrom Florida  answered…12mos

Imprisonment of juveniles is a questionable activity. This whole area should be re-thought. Effective rehabilitation measures should be sought and applied instead of incarceration for juveniles.

@4WM9532Republicanfrom South Carolina  answered…12mos

Juveniles deserve every opportunity to be rehabilitated, but those held in adult facilities should be protected from the general population of said facilities.

@4WKKT5NGreenfrom Kentucky  answered…12mos

Youth do well with platonic/apprenticeship relationships. When you isolate them, they make their own rules. Let's create more relationship opportunities to positive roll models and less isolation.

@4WH2Y54Republicanfrom Florida  answered…12mos

This is a Catch 22 question. They say solitary confinement is not ok for juveniles, yet, if they are housed with other criminal elements, they can be attacked and would not be protected. Which is worse?

@5ZC4C9LLibertarianfrom Kansas  answered…12mos

Prisons should be abolished in favor of financial punishment, death, or banishment

@5Z8T228Republicanfrom Ohio  answered…12mos

Yes, and we should create more Christian spiritual programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals.

@4WGRZ5SRepublicanfrom Indiana  answered…12mos

No, if they cannot abide by the conventions of living with the prison population, they have earned solitary confinement.

@9GK8LVKPeace and Freedom from New York answered…1yr

@9GMQ65MPeace and Freedom from Virginia answered…1yr

No, the punishment should fit the crime, and if it does the time of solitary confinement shouldn't be for long, this is psychologically damaging and there should be more rehabilitation programs in place

@9XMF3F9Peace and Freedom from Missouri answered…3 days

Subjecting anyone to solitary confinement is wrong to me. I think that would make the stats of suicide go up. Humans are not made to be in a concrete box by ourself and it would drive us crazy. We are meant to be social. If they are already struggling mentally we should offer help. We are all people who make bad choices and even if they committed that crime 30 times that is 30 bad choices. Those can be made right. We can help we can show them the support and help them in a way that is beneficial to them and not just to us.

@9XFCL5VConstitution from Texas answered…2wks

Every situation is different.Limit use and create more social programs with rehabilitation assistance

@9X8CXPBSocialist from Minnesota answered…2wks

Yes, and ban all solitary confinement, given that it is a form of torture and violates the 8th Amendment

@9X5536BRepublican from Illinois answered…3wks

@9WMVSVWVeteran from Utah answered…1mo

No, it is necessary for violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmates but provide increased interventions and mental health services.

@9W4DZWFIndependence from South Carolina answered…2mos

No but prisoners who are put in solitary confinement should have intensive therapy while subjected to this type of confinement.

@9VVXV4KTranshumanist from Washington answered…2mos

Yes, only if they are a danger to other inmates and we should create more social programs to prevent and rehabilitate criminals

@9V8SZYYVeteran from Alabama answered…4mos

Depends on circumstances. If it's to prevent them from hurting themselves or others then yes, if not then give them the tools to deal with their emotions in a healthy way.

@9TSWHG5American Solidarity from Mississippi answered…5mos

@9TSTNLDWorking Family from Tennessee answered…5mos

i feel like some juveniles need it depending on the crime but not all need it

@PerkiLlamaWomen’s Equality from Florida answered…6mos

It depends how severe their case is and whether or not the individual is a danger to themselves or others.

@9SQ9Q7GLibertarian from Minnesota answered…7mos

What do research studies conclude? We should use science to make informed decisions.

@9SKMG3PPeace and Freedom from Pennsylvania answered…7mos

If the juvenile is a danger to themselves and others, then yes. But there should be more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate these kids.

@9PND4TYDemocrat from Texas answered…12mos

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