Louisiana limits solitary confinement for youth

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2022
From The Left
Bryan Tarnowski for NBC News, The Marshall Project and ProPublica

Lawmakers in Louisiana passed new restrictions on the use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities following an investigation by NBC News, ProPublica and The Marshall Project into harsh conditions in a youth lockup. 

The law, which will go into effect Aug. 1, marks the first time that lawmakers in a state known as the world’s incarceration capital have put limits on solitary confinement for youth, advocates say. 

The news organizations’ investigation found that in one of the state’s facilities, the Acadiana Center for Youth at St. Martinville, boys as young as 14 were held in solitary...

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