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Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States

Publication year: 2012

Library ID

  • 026674

Other Information

  • 2012
  • 147 pages
Thumbnail preview 'This report describes the needless suffering and misery that solitary confinement frequently inflicts on young people; examines the justifications that state and prison officials offer for using solitary confinement; and offers alternatives to solitary confinement in the housing and management of adolescents' (p. 2). Sections in addition to a summary and highlights of key recommendations are: background'kids in an adult system; how solitary confinement harms youth; youth in solitary confinement in adult facilities'corrections practices, numbers, and duration; violations of fundamental rights; and alternatives to the solitary confinement of youth; and recommendations.