Stop Solitary for Kids

Each year, thousands of youth are subjected to solitary confinement and over half of suicides in juvenile facilities occur in solitary confinement. Youth in solitary confinement often have unaddressed mental needs, and they do not receive proper services or treatment. JPI is partnering with the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators to organize a national campaign, Stop Solitary for Kids, to end the solitary confinement of youth in juvenile and adult facilities in the United States. Advocates, research experts, corrections administrators, and elected officials gathered together to announce the campaign and call for an end to solitary confinement for youth. Learn more about Stop Solitary for Kids in NPR and The Huffington Post, and visit the campaign’s website to join the movement.    

Hogan prepares to sign off on overhaul of Maryland criminal justice systemHogan prepares to sign off on overhaul of Maryland criminal justice system

Criminal Justice News—On Thursday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will sign off on a major shift in criminal justice policy.

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Criminal Justice News—JPI's Marc Schindler joins WPFW's Crossroads to discuss Stop Solitary for Kids.

JPI Welcomes Jamille White to StaffJPI Welcomes Jamille White to Staff

Announcements—The Justice Policy Institute is proud to announce its new Office Administrator, Jamille White.

Judge's order to release inmates highlights budget issues in New OrleansJudge's order to release inmates highlights budget issues in New Orleans

Criminal Justice News—JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in.

Race, education, income, poverty: How does Baltimore compare?Race, education, income, poverty: How does Baltimore compare?

Criminal Justice News—A look at Baltimore, citing JPI's Right Investment .

Raise the age of criminal responsibility and save taxpayers a bundleRaise the age of criminal responsibility and save taxpayers a bundle

Criminal Justice News—Incarcerating youths in juvenile-detention facilities is expensive, but punishing them as adults… Continue

Tools for Solitary Confinement

Alone & Afraid: Children Held in Solitary Confinement and Isolation in Juvenile Detention and Correction Facilities toolkit from the ACLU

Juvenile Detention Facility Assessment tool for assessing conditions of confinement from the Annie E. Casey Foundation


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