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Join our movement today. There are alternative ways to address the problems — whether disciplinary, administrative, protective, or medical — that officials typically cite to justify using solitary confinement, while taking into account the rights and special needs of adolescents, Human Rights Watch and the ACLU said. You get depressed and wonder if it is even worth living. Several said they had attempted suicide multiple times in solitary confinement. Youth could be housed in specialized facilities organized to encourage positive behavior. Young people in solitary confinement are routinely denied access to treatment, services, and programming required to meet their medical, psychological, developmental, social, and rehabilitative needs. Most Shared January 30, Dispatches.

Your thoughts turn over to the more death-oriented side of life … I want[ed] to kill myself. Because young people are still developing, traumatic experiences like solitary confinement may have a profound effect on their chance to rehabilitate and grow, the groups found. Solitary confinement can exacerbate short- and long-term mental health problems or make it more likely that such problems will develop. Those allowed outside described only being allowed to exercise in small metal cages, alone, a few times a week. January 30, News Release. February 19, Report. Several said they could not get books, magazines, paper, pens or pencils, or attend any classes or programming. The New York City Department of Corrections, for example, reported that in fiscal year , which ended in June, more than 14 percent of all adolescents were held in at least one period of solitary confinement while detained.

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January 25, News Release. The solitary confinement of young people under age 18 is itself a serious human rights violation and can constitute cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment under international human rights law, Human Rights Watch and the ACLU said.

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And punishment should be proportional to the infraction, using any short-term isolation as a rare exception. Several said they could not get books, magazines, paper, pens or pencils, or attend any classes or programming.

More than 48 percent of adolescents at Rikers have diagnosed mental health problems.

Solitary confinement can exacerbate short- and long-term mental health problems or make it more likely that such problems will develop. There is nothing to do so you start talking to yourself and getting lost in your own little world. Your thoughts turn over to the more death-oriented side of life … I want[ed] to kill myself.

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US: Teens in Solitary Confinement

They should also prohibit housing adolescents with adults or in jails and prisons designed to house adults, and strictly regulate and monitor all forms of isolation of young people. They spoke about cutting themselves with staples or razors while in solitary confinement, having hallucinations, and losing touch with reality. Get updates on human rights issues from around the globe. Join our movement today.

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January 30, News Release. I wanted them to understand what was going on with me. February 2, News Release. One girl interviewed for the report said she spent four months in isolation there. A cell at the Pinellas County jail, an adult facility where young people are held in solitary confinement. Those allowed outside described only being allowed to exercise in small metal cages, alone, a few times a week. A significant number of these facilities use solitary confinement — for days, weeks, months, or even years — to punish, protect, house, or treat some of the young people held there.

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A number of corrections officials have begun to recognize and speak against the use of solitary confinement, saying that it is costly, ineffective, and harmful.

Young people interviewed for the report repeatedly described how solitary confinement compounded the stress of being in jail or prison. You get depressed and wonder if it is even worth living.

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Most Viewed February 23, Commentary. There are alternative ways to address the problems — whether disciplinary, administrative, protective, or kyysel — that officials typically cite to justify using solitary confinement, while taking into account the rights and special needs of adolescents, Human Rights Watch and the ACLU said. February 24, Dispatches.

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The isolation of solitary confinement causes anguish, provokes serious mental and physical health problems, and works against rehabilitation for teenagers, Human Rights Watch and the ACLU found.

Youth could be housed in specialized facilities organized to encourage positive behavior. Most Shared January 30, Dispatches.

October 10, Report. February 25, News Release. I took a sheet and tied it to my light and they came around … The officer when she was doing rounds found me.

February 19, Report.