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@4WHCSVDGreenfrom Georgia  answered…3mos

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.

@4WW2DKDGreenfrom Florida  answered…2 days

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…3mos

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…3mos

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.

@4WWQGM9Republicanfrom North Carolina  answered…3mos

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.

@4WVJDMYDemocratfrom New York  answered…3mos

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.

@4WSWLLYDemocratfrom Arizona  answered…3mos

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.

@4WKKT5NGreenfrom Kentucky  answered…3mos

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.

@4WGT2BWRepublicanfrom Michigan  answered…3mos

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

@4WRVN2SRepublicanfrom Arkansas  answered…3mos

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.

@5Z8T228Republicanfrom Ohio  answered…3mos

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

@4WFW3T4Greenfrom Kansas  answered…3mos

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

@4WH2Y54Republicanfrom Florida  answered…3mos

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?

@5ZVVT8GDemocratfrom Florida  answered…3mos

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.

@5ZC4C9LLibertarianfrom Kansas  answered…3mos

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

@4WT6333Constitutionfrom New York  answered…3mos

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

@4WGRZ5SRepublicanfrom Indiana  answered…3mos

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

@4WG7D3QRepublicanfrom Georgia  answered…3mos

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!

@4WGWFCBDemocratfrom Wisconsin  answered…3mos

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

@4WVH6MVDemocratfrom Missouri  answered…3mos

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

@4WTYRTSConstitutionfrom Indiana  answered…3mos

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

@4WHJG7TDemocratfrom Pennsylvania  answered…3mos

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…3mos

@4WLZ9D3Libertarianfrom Florida  answered…3mos

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…3mos

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

@sponable98Republicanfrom California  answered…3mos

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

@4WGLKRKGreenfrom Texas  answered…3mos

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

@9GK8LVKPeace and Freedom from New York answered…3mos

@9GMQ65MPeace and Freedom from Virginia answered…3mos

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

@9R6DYKLIndependent from Nevada answered…3wks

Ban solitary confinement as punishment. If it is necessary for the safety of an individual (if they are being put in danger by being in the general populous of the prison) then they should be in a separate section but not a tiny box with no human interaction.

@9R4YZSFPeace and Freedom from Arizona answered…3wks

Yes we should ban it for all age groups and create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

@9R3D9PCPeace and Freedom from Minnesota answered…3wks

Yes, it is a cruel and unusual punishment not just for children, but for adults as well

@9QV5PFCDemocrat from Washington answered…1mo

Yes, If it were me i would feel like i was going crazy they are children and go thruogh hormons emotions and many other things i would feel like i was going crazy what you should be doing is make special programes to help them mentaly and fisacly alog with support we dont understand everything they have been throught and if there are bloblem where they need to be seprated its okay but only for a surten period of time and maybe someone to talk to maybe someone who can i understand.

@9QTHQKZConstitution from Virginia answered…1mo

@9Q74LZSPeace and Freedom from New Jersey answered…2mos

Yes, it is severely psychologically damaging to young undeveloped minds Also, we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

@9Q5JYC6Socialist from Louisiana answered…3mos

@9Q59SV4Democrat from Kansas answered…3mos

Only if they present a threat to the other inmates around them, and they shouldn't be confined for too long as it can damage their undeveloped minds and lead to mental illnesses.

@9PYKQ4HWomen’s Equality from Pennsylvania answered…3mos

Yes, but it should be allowed for them to be separated from other inmates.

@9PXN636Progressive from Maryland answered…3mos

@9PR3WB4Peace and Freedom from Illinois answered…3mos

Solitary confinement should only be used and necessary if the inmate is a danger to themselves and other inmates, but they should still put more effort into programs to help rehabilitate criminals.

@9PND4TYDemocrat from Texas answered…3mos

@9PGMZLZWomen’s Equality from Colorado answered…3mos

Yes, but it still should be used for the protection of other inmates if one is a danger to them or themselves

@9NRMS8XWomen’s Equality from Pennsylvania answered…3mos

yes and no, to show the kids whatever bumb things they are doing that can happen to them.

@9PBP99TPeace and Freedom from Wisconsin answered…3mos

if their crime is bad enough then yes if they are a threat to other inmates

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