Sunday, 6 October 2013
Lawsuit Challenges Solitary Confinement of Youth With Disabillities
Children are locked in cells for 23 hours a day, given only 30 minutes twice a day outside of their cells, and denied an education. This may sound like a story from a maximum security prison, but it's happening today in Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall.
In this video parents talk about the problems at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall. One student experienced a mental breakdown after solitary confinement. Another student has fallen farther behind in school because of solitary confinement.
Disability Rights Advocates, Public Counsel and Paul Hastings LLP have filed a federal lawsuit to restore the education and end the discrimination against hundreds of students held at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall. Learn more at www.publiccounsel.org or www.dralegal.org
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 17:17