44 Pages Posted: 16 May 2008
Date Written: May 2008
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.
Keywords: children, juveniles, cruel and unusual, isolation, segregation, child development, prison, science and law
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kleinman-Green, Ben, Administrative and Punitive Isolation of Children in Jails and Prisons: Cruel, Unusual, and Awaiting Condemnation (May 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1134090 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1134090