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Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons

Posted by Dustin Robinson on January 26, 2016 at 2:04 PM

Originally published on January 26, 2015 on The Washington Post by Juliet Eilperin. 

President Obama on Monday announced a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system, saying the practice is overused and has the potential for devastating psychological consequences.

In an op-ed that appears in Tuesday editions of The Washington Post, the president outlines a series of executive actions that also prohibit federal corrections officials from punishing prisoners who commit “low-level infractions” with solitary confinement.

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