University of Michigan Law School
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Title "Juvenile Solitary Confinement: A Breach of International Law and Domestic Public Policy"
Date Fall 2017
Author Karen DeSoto
Author Institution New Jersey City University School of Business
Author Role Faculty
External Link https://heinonline-org.proxy.lib.umich.edu/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/trinlr23&id=1&typ...
Abstract In part I of this paper the author explores the history and development of solitary confinement. In part II the author discusses existing efforts to curb or ban juvenile solitary confinement. In part III the author reviews the international human rights standards for the treatment of juvenile criminal offenders. In part IV the author explores the detrimental effects of solitary confinement, and why President Obama recognized juvenile solitary confinement as an "affront to common humanity." The essay concludes, in Part V, saying juvenile solitary confinement practices in the United States violate the basic rules of conduct both domestically and internationally.
Source Trinity L. Rev.
Citation 23, Trinity L. Rev., 1-8


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