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Kids in Solitary Confinement: America's Official Child Abuse


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US prisons and jails, teenagers, solitary confinement, ACLU and Amnesty International, report, Growing Up Locked Down, juvenile justice, mental health, developmental disabilities, abuse )

Judy
- 634 days ago - commondreams.org
Thousands of teenagers, some as young as 14 or 15, are routinely subjected by US prisons to this psychological torture. This can cause deep and permanent harm for kids caught up in the adult criminal justice system.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 2:29 am
Judy thanks for this post as this is so wrong
 

John S. (297)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 4:22 am
Noted.
 

Dandelion G. (375)
Tuesday October 16, 2012, 7:56 pm
No other nation in the developed world routinely tortures its children in this manner.

Let that line sink in......

And torture is indeed the word brought to mind by a shocking report released today by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.

We are a very very sick and sad Nation.
 

Judy C. (106)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 3:34 am
I hope this report leads to changes in the system. This kind of treatment will do nothing but make these kids worse. That is indeed a haunting line, Dandelion.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday October 17, 2012, 5:54 am
This is no way to treat anyone !
 
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