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In 10 States, Children Can Be Punished With Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Isolation can permanently change the teenage brain, neuroscientists have found. Animal studies have shown that the pruning of synapses that occurs during adolescence -- a process that allows kids to grow out of behaviors like impulsiveness -- doesn't happen normally in long-term isolation. This means that solitary may, in fact, increase recidivism. When kids are not punished with isolation, they are less likely to act out, some states have found. [read the full story here]


Huffington Post, Monday, November 02, 2015

tags: Prison Conditions & Corruption, Federal

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