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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:00

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT BANNED

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Solitary confinement, a long used tool used to punish those in detention facilities, can no longer be used on juvenile offenders in federal prison facilities. Solitary confinement is the practice of isolating people in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day virtually free from human contact and is known to have devastating and lasting psychological effects on those individuals who have had to endure this punishment. This executive order comes as part of a string of several criminal justice reforms. To read more click here.