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Ohio To Limit Solitary Confinement For Juveniles

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ohio is now one of a handful of states to restrict the use of solitary confinement for juveniles.

The move stems from a Justice Department investigation that found Ohio’s youth prisons frequently use long-term solitary confinement, especially for prisoners with mental illness.

The new changes will apply to all children in Ohio’s prison system.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Joanna Richards of WCPN reports.

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  • Joanna Richards, reporter for WCPN in Cleveland.
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