Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons


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Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

Juliet EilperinThe Washington Post Juliet EilperinThe Washington Post

 25.January2016

 

President Barack Obama on Monday announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system, saying the practice is overused and has the potential for devastating psychological consequences.

In an op-ed that appears in Tuesday editions of The Washington Post, the president outlines a series of executive actions that also prohibit federal correction officials from punishing prisoners who commit “low-level infractions” with solitary confinement. The new rules also call for expanding treatment for mentally ill prisoners….

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-obama-solitary-confinement-juveniles-20160125-story.html

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