Center on Sentencing and Corrections

States that Limit or Prohibit Juvenile Shackling and Solitary Confinement

States that Limit or Prohibit Juvenile Shackling and Solitary Confinement

Anne Teigen, “States that Limit or Prohibit Juvenile Shackling and Solitary Confinement,” National Conference of State Legislatures, August 16, 2018, http://www.ncsl.org/research/civil-and-criminal-justice/states-that-limit-or-prohibit-juvenile-shackling-and-solitary-confinement635572628.aspx

“State legislatures and courts across the country also are re-examining the practice of placing juveniles in solitary confinement and shackling youth during court appearances without first assessing each juvenile’s individual behavior. On Jan. 26, 2016, President Barack Obama announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system.”

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Keywords: juvenile justice, seclusion, isolation, depression, anxiety, psychosis, court appearances.