Florida Sheriff Sued for Jailing Teen Suspects in Solitary

Civil rights group filed suit Thursday against a Florida sheriff and school district, claiming that juvenile suspects are unjustly kept in solitary confinement.

News Story (Florida)

Associated Press (AP)
June 21, 2018

Tags: Solitary Confinement

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County


The lawsuit says the three also received an inadequate education as they were not allowed out of their cells to attend class. Instead, the lawsuit says, they were forced to listen to teachers through steel doors and try to watch lessons through plexiglass windows that are sometimes so scratched the inmates cannot see out. State law requires juvenile inmates receive an education comparable to children who are not jailed.