Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles In Federal Prison

@Regrann from @freddyoart – Kudos to president #barackobama for promoting #rehabilitation in trouble youth instead of #retribution!!! #Repost @mediablackoutusa ・・・ According to Washington Post, On Monday President Barack Obama announced that he is banning solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons, citing concerns about its harmful psychological effects. The move comes amid a national movement demanding criminal justice reform, which was sparked by numerous high-profile police killings in recent years. In the opinion piece, Obama also said solitary confinement could no longer be used as a punishment for low-level infractions. He said the package of changes would include an expansion of treatment for mentally ill prisoners and an increase in the amount of time inmates in solitary can spend outside of their cells. He said the changes would affect some 10,000 federal prisoners and stemmed from a review of the practice he directed the U.S. Justice Department to conduct last summer. Obama cited the story of Kalief Browder, a black 16-year-old who was arrested in 2010 and spent almost two years in solitary confinement in New York City’s Rikers Island jail before his release in 2013 and eventual suicide two years later. Read more at Mediablackoutusa.com (Link in bio) #Mediablackoutusa #Obama #News #Regrann

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