U.S. v. Ohio State Department of Youth Services (DYS)
The United States Department of Justice began an investigation of conditions at Ohio juvenile correctional facilities in 2007. In 2014, the United States and Ohio DYS reached an agreement under which DYS agreed to dramatically reduce, and eventually eliminate, its use of solitary confinement on young people in its custody. DYS also ensures that youth in its juvenile facilities receive individualized mental health treatment.
For a summary of the case and the settlement agreement, click here to view the U.S. Department of Justice announcement.
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