Banning Solitary Confinement From the Juvenile Justice System

Banning Solitary Confinement From the Juvenile Justice System

April 12, 2013 | by Ian Kysel | The Hill

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Robert Listenbee, Jr., newly appointed administrator of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, is in the position to put an end to the use of solitary confinement in the juvenile justice system.

Robert Listenbee, Jr., newly appointed administrator of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, is in the position to put an end to the use of solitary confinement in the juvenile justice system. Before taking office, Listenbee served as co-chair of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. Its final report concluded that “nowhere is the damaging impact of incarceration on vulnerable children more obvious than when it involves solitary confinement.”

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