News Story (Washington)
October 25, 2017
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Tags: Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Prisoners Rights, Solitary Confinement
Organizations mentioned/involved: Columbia Legal Services (Washington State)
The suit alleges that its teenage plaintiffs have been held alone in small, concrete, windowless cells for at least 23 hours a day, sometimes more. They often remain in these cells for days, weeks, or months at a time, with very limited opportunities for recreation, education, or even stretching their legs; sometimes they are only allowed out for 15 minutes every three days. Sometimes, during those 15 minutes, the only place they’re allowed to go is to a room adjoining the cell.