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Learn more about Solitary Confinement for Juveniles
In January 2016, President Obama issued a series of executive actions banning federal prisons from using solitary confinement to punish juveniles and prisoners who commit low level infractions. His orders also lowered the number of days an adult inmate could be subject to solitary confinement from 365 days to 60 days. A recent study found that prisoners who were subject to solitary confinement were 20-25% more likely to be repeat criminal offenders than prisoners who avoided it. See recent solitary confinement news
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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... 2 years ago from a Green in Fairview, GA
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... 2 years ago from a Green in Altamonte Springs, FL
No, it should be required to have them evaluated to where pre existing traumas are known by staff. It could be a trigger for some, and psych evaluations should be administered. As well as a therapist should be notified every time a juvenile is placed into... 2 years ago from a Green in San Antonio, TX
Yes. Solitary confinement is a form of torture. 2 years ago from a Green in Union City, CA
Federal prisons should ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles because a juvenile's brain is still developing and solitary confinement could be detramental to their mental health and development. 2 years ago from a Green in Shinnston, WV
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. 2 years ago from a Green in Richmond, KY
No, humans are social animals that require contact or they go mad. 2 years ago from a Green in Houston, TX
Solitary confinement the way it is now is used as torture. There should be a different way to keep people separated. 2 years ago from a Green in Dalton Gardens, ID