Cuomo Administration’s New Solitary Rules Might Keep New York Minors in Isolation
Wisconsin Juvenile Justice’s Use of Solitary, Pepper Spray Violates Constitution, Lawsuit Says
A class-action lawsuit announced today accuses the Wisconsin Department of Corrections of housing nearly one-fifth of its juvenile wards in solitary confinement, often for unnamed or minor offenses, and wantonly using chemical restraints on incarcerated youths.
Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker Cross Aisle for Bill on Juvenile Records, Solitary Confinement
A bill introduced this week by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) would automatically seal or expunge the records of certain juveniles and limit the use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities.
Group of Dems Push Status Offender Reform, Medicaid for Inmates, Ban on Solitary Confinement
Note: This article was corrected on April 30 2014 has seen a flurry of juvenile justice legislation, including bills that would, for the first time, require states to keep incarcerated juvenile offenders connected to Medicaid.