Friday, April 07, 2006

23:1

Somewhere, a youth is locked in a tiny cell for 23 hours a day, for months at a time. That's the practice called 23:1 used by California Youth Authority to punish youth who have behavioral problems. It's also called solitary confinement.

I had experienced 23:1 in prison for a period of 11 months straight. Though I came out of that experience stronger, I had my lowest moments.

No human being, let alone kids, should be subjected to such isolation and punishment.

Where is the justice with juveniles?

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