This video features American teens that have been held in solitary confinement telling their stories.
“If I would describe isolation to another person I would tell them it’s bad. We didn’t do anything wrong to be put in isolation. They say it’s to protect us but I think it puts us in more danger… [H]ow could we be charged as men but be separated from men. It makes no sense. If that’s the case, keep our cases at juvenile if they want to protect us.” – “Charles O.,” Pennsylvania, April 2012.
Ian Kysel, Aryeh Neier Fellow with Human Rights Watch and the ACLU and author of the report stated, “Locking kids in solitary confinement with little or no contact with other people is cruel, harmful, and unnecessary.”
Read more from the Human Rights Watch article here.