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

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Author(s): American Civil Liberties Union and
Human Rights Watch

Published: October 9th, 2012

Report Intro/Brief:
"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. The report draws on in-person interviews and correspondence with more than 125 individuals who were held in jails or prisons while under age 18 in 19 states, and with officials who manage jails or prisons in 10 states, as well as quantitative data and the advice of experts on the challenges of detaining and managing adolescents."