Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Juvenile Solitary Confinement Limits Approved by Assembly Committee

A bill to limit juvenile solitary confinement has passed out of its first Assembly committee on a party line vote. The measure would limit solitary confinement of juvenile offenders to no more than four hours, with a ban on solitary confinement for discipline, punishment, coercion or retaliation by staff. The measure has already passed out of the Senate and is now working its way through the Assembly. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.