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H.R. 2823 - Protecting Youth From Solitary Confinement Act

H.R. 2823 - Protecting Youth From Solitary Confinement Act

The United States House of Representatives. “H.R. 2823 – Protecting Youth From Solitary Confinement Act,” (Washington: 114th Congress, June 2015).

This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit solitary confinement for juveniles in federal custody at juvenile facilities.

The legislation requires the Board of Prisons to submit an annual report to the President and Congress that summarizes and analyzes data regarding the rate of juvenile solitary confinement and trends demonstrated by an analysis of each incarcerated juvenile’s offense, race, gender, age, hours of solitary confinement, and purpose of solitary confinement.

This bill was introduced in the House of Representatives in June 2015 and was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations in July 2015. The bill has not yet been passed.

Click here to see the bill’s legislative history.

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Keywords: solitary confinement, segregated housing, youth, juvenile, federal custody, youth confinement