$1 Million to Fund New Phase of Fight Against Solitary Confinement for Youth
Cuomo Administration’s New Solitary Rules Might Keep New York Minors in Isolation
A Complete Breakdown of America’s New Juvenile Justice Law
At long last, federal law on a key juvenile justice policy has been dusted off. On December 21, the day the government shut down, President Trump signed into law the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, an update to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which was passed in 1974.
Los Angeles Probation Leaders Battle Over Treatment of Incarcerated Youth
At a recent meeting of the Los Angeles County Probation Commission, tensions about how the county is implementing an alternative to solitary confinement in local juvenile detention centers boiled over during the questioning of a senior member of the Probation Department.
Report Outlines Strategies to Do Away With “Life in the Box” for Probation Youth
A new report from the Juvenile Law Center highlights the harms of solitary confinement on youth in juvenile lock-up facilities and presents recommendations to end the practice. In Unlocking Youth: Legal Strategies to End Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities, Jessica Feierman, Karen U.
Vera Institute Adds Five States to Solitary Reduction Initiative
The Vera Institute of Justice, using a $2.2 million matching grant from the Justice Department, is working with five state corrections departments on reducing the use of solitary confinement of prisoners, a strategy that is disproportionately employed on young wards.
Young People Deserve a Second Chance
In California, young people increasingly are being treated as adults by the justice system. I was one of them. When I was 14, my friends and I got into a fight with a man in my hometown of Watsonville, California.
California Restricts Use of Solitary Confinement Practices at Juvenile Facilities
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday that will restrict the use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities in the state, capping a lengthy legislative effort by advocates to curb the practice.
A Profile of a Prisoner in Solitary
There have been significant prison reform efforts in recent years in California. Reforms have addressed issues around sentencing of non-violent crimes, the trying of juveniles and greater scrutiny on the use of solitary confinement.
Buoyed by L.A.’s Rejection of Juvenile Solitary Confinement, Advocates Eye Elusive Sacramento Win
After Los Angeles County moved to strongly limit the use of solitary confinement in its juvenile detention facilities, advocates are now setting their sights on legislation that would restrict the practice throughout California.