Administrative and Punitive Isolation of Children in Jails and Prisons: Cruel, Unusual, and Awaiting Condemnation
Kilpatrick Townsend - San Francisco Office; NYU - School of Law, Alumnus
This article applies our emerging understanding of how children mature into adults to the question of whether it is acceptable to subject children to isolation regimes in jails and prisons just as we do fully developed adults. I hope to shed light on the legal questions raised by the impact isolation has on the development of child inmates.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 44
Keywords: children, juveniles, cruel and unusual, isolation, segregation, child development, prison, science and law
Date posted: May 16, 2008
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