Last week, the Juvenile Law Center released its new report, Unlocking Youth: Legal Strategies to End Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities. The report was able to make a number of findings:
- The use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities continues to be widespread across the country.
- Solitary confinement is harmful, especially to adolescent brain development and mental health.
- Solitary confinement is applied unfairly to youths of color and LGBTQ youths.
- Solitary confinement is unnecessary and counterproductive.
The report also makes a number of recommendations for reforms. Read more.