Tag Archives: Solitary confinement

Holding it down in Rikers Island, NY

In a juvenile facility in Rikers Island, New York, juvenile detainees are routinely subject to violence and told to “hold it down,” which means to keep it quiet and not report the violence or injuries to other prison guards or the infirmary.  Furthermore, most of the staff and officers are not trained in how to […]

Friday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Lawmakers Advance Plan to Study Use of Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Jails, The Republic AUSTIN, Texas — Texas lawmakers have advanced a plan to study the use of solitary confinement in county juvenile jails. In a 31-0 vote, the Texas Senate approved the measure as part of a broad juvenile justice bill. State records show […]

Sunday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

Timberlake: For a new judge, different outlook on juvenile court, Southtown Star, Illinois Fortunately, that lack of options has changed. The counties in my circuit were one of the four pilot areas for a new state program, Redeploy Illinois, in exchange for our promise to send 25 percent fewer young people to the prison system. […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Ban Solitary Confinement of Children, Tampa Bay Times We don’t let teens under 18 vote. We don’t let them buy cigarettes or beer. Yet we have no problem treating them like adults when they are sent to jail or prison for serious crimes.  Not only are they often sent to jails and prisons for adults, […]