Solitary Confinement to Meet its End

In a report released last week, the United States Justice Department (DOJ) has called for a number of substantial reforms to the use of solitary confinement in the US, including banning solitary confinement for children. The report's call for an end to the use of solitary confinement for children is great to hear. But the report goes beyond just looking at children and urges all jurisdictions to reconsider the use of solitary confinement for young adults aged 18 to 25, calling on correctional staff to be trained on young adult brain development and incorporate “developmentally responsive” policies for this population. The announcement is part of a change happening in the US regarding its harmful use of solitary confinement. This is great to hear and shows we can move from older methods even in prisons. The country is really starting to understand the country's detained have rights too. How do you feel about the potential ridding of solitary confinement as a whole?

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