Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
originally by: TBIJ
published: 11 October 2012
Children as young as 13 are being placed in solitary confinement for months at a time in US jails, according to a report by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.
The report, Growing Up Locked Down documents, for the first time, the widespread use of solitary confinement on youth under the age of 18 in prisons and jails across the US.
The report makes shocking reading. It documents a 15-year-old carving the first letter of her mother’s name into her arm, another 15-year-old boy locked in solitary for 15 days for not making his bed, a 14 year-old who spent 60 days locked up alone and juveniles describing their experience as being like a slow death.
Nobody knows how many juveniles are held in solitary, as it is not documented, but it is estimated that between 3% and 5% of US prisoners are held in solitary and anecdotal evidence suggests that, in some systems, children may be isolated at even higher rates than adults.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 01:05
Friday, 12 October 2012
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Young people are held in solitary confinement in jails and prisons across the United States, often for weeks or months at a time. The isolation of solitary confinement causes anguish, provokes serious mental and physical health problems, and works against rehabilitation for teenagers.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 08:08
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
In this sneak peek from the episode, 'Hudson County, NJ', The at-risk teens have to go through pushup drills and clean up the floors that are full of garbage.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 02:14
In this sneak peek from the episode, 'Hudson County, NJ', The inmates talk to the teens about being in gangs and what can happen in jail if you are cell mates with a crazy inmate.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 02:08
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 02:05
Monday, 8 October 2012
In this sneak peek from the episode, 'St. Clair, IL', a female convict gives a life lesson in hanging out and partying with strangers to a promiscuous teen.
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 02:30