This 2017 report, from one of the oldest nonprofit, public interest law firms for children, shares key findings on the use of solitary confinement at juvenile facilities nationally.
This law restricts the use of punitive isolation for people who are under 18 years old.
This NPR piece discusses research in brain development of youth that has widespread implications for the treatment of youth in corrections and juvenile justice.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry concurs with the UN position and opposes the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities for juveniles.
The Rules are designed to serve as convenient standards of reference and to provide encouragement and guidance to professionals involved in the management of the juvenile justice system.
This article discusses the use of restraints and segregation for juveniles in the US.
This 2019 Montana law creates requirements for the use of restrictive housing in adult and youth facilities, such as barring its use for pregnant or postpartum people and requiring step-down programs for individuals in segregation for more than 30 days.
This report from Stop Solitary for Kids campaign is a roadmap for administrators and staff to safely stop the use of segregation for young people.
This report presents the findings from Vera’s assessment of Louisiana's use of restrictive housing and recommendations for reform, as well as an overview of the reform efforts Louisiana has made so far.
In May 2018, a concerned staff member at Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility contacted Disability Rights Montana (DRM) to report abuse allegations. This staff member alleged that the facility used solitary confinement as a form of punishment.
In 2017 the Montana legislature recommended that the Law and Justice Interim Committee (LJIC) conduct a study to determine the extent of the use of solitary confinement in state and county institutions.