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Senate101 August 9th, 2016 5:39am

Should children under 18 convicted of crimes be subject to less solitary confinement?

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
08/09/16 6:58 pm

They shouldn't be subject to any.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
08/08/16 10:48 pm

Those who are still developing both physically and mentally should never be placed in solitary confinement.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/08/16 11:22 pm

So what do you do if you have a 16 y/o with anger problems who has almost adult strength and gets extremely aggressive when caged up with a stranger?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
08/08/16 11:23 pm

"Solitary confinement" does not refer to being in a normal cell by yourself..

Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/08/16 11:27 pm

Does it really matter that much whether you're alone in a double occupancy cell or a single one? The images I can google for both don't seem very different.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
08/08/16 11:30 pm

They are smaller cells in which a person spends 24 hours a day in. Regular prisoners are allowed out of their cells at least a few hours a day to get exercise. A lack of exercise is extremely detrimental to a developing child.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
08/08/16 11:34 pm

In the US, it's used as a punishment amongst prisoners. Those who are in solitary confinement are regularly denied medical and/or psychological treatment when requested.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/08/16 11:42 pm

It should not be allowed as punishment.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
08/08/16 10:44 pm

Solitary should, no matter the age, only be enforced if the inmate is a danger to others or at risk to be harmed by other inmates.

Senate101 San Diego
08/08/16 10:46 pm

Very true.