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Report on Effects of Solitary Confinement on Youth Now Available Report Cover

December 13, 2012

The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch have released "Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States." The report, which details the physical, psychological, and developmental harm that solitary confinement causes youth incarcerated in adult jails and prisons, is drawn from interviews and correspondence with youth and detention officials.

Resources:

Read the report.

Watch a video of youth describing their experiences in solitary confinement.