Children in custody held in conditions resembling solitary confinement during the pandemic

Support us and go ad-free The Alliance for Youth Justice (AYJ) has published a damning report revealing the “devastating” impacts of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on children in the youth justice system. The AYJ’s wide-ranging findings include safeguarding concerns, youth offending institutions depriving children of education and contact with their families – “amounting to solitary confinement”  …
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Campaigners call on the Royal College of Psychiatrists to stop endorsing “solitary confinement”

Support us and go ad-free A demonstration was held on 28 June outside the headquarters of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) over the organisation’s support for the UK’s Close Supervision Centre (CSC) System. The protest – called by a coalition of groups – was joined by ex-prisoners and the families of current prisoners. A …
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New York Ordered to Vaccinate Incarcerated People; Will Gov. Sign Bill Curbing Solitary Confinement?

A New York judge has ordered the state to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all incarcerated people, saying that officials “irrationally distinguished between incarcerated people and people living in every other type of adult congregate facility, at great risk to incarcerated people’s lives during this pandemic.” Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Alliance of Families for …
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