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@4WVS9HWDemocratfrom Arizona  answered…2yrs

I think the inmates have to much rules and laws while in prison. they should hate prisons and not want to go back but if they are getting treated how they would out in the real world then it is pointless to have prisons in the first place. make the prisons a hell hole and get the individual to become a better person and not want to go back to prison

@4WHCSVDGreenfrom Georgia  answered…2yrs

In practice, solitary confinement is used to deal with problematic kids that the staff of the prisons just don't want to deal with. If we can limit its use to exceptionally violent kids or kids who are being molested, or attacked in prisons by inmates or staff, I think solitary confinement can work.

@4WSWLLYDemocratfrom Arizona  answered…2yrs

Yes, studies have shown how detrimental solitary confinement can be, and with juveniles brains still developing, it is imperative that they are not subjected to this punishment measure.

@4WKKT5NGreenfrom Kentucky  answered…2yrs

Youth do well with platonic/apprenticeship relationships. When you isolate them, they make their own rules. Let's create more relationship opportunities to positive roll models and less isolation.

@4WH2Y54Republicanfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

This is a Catch 22 question. They say solitary confinement is not ok for juveniles, yet, if they are housed with other criminal elements, they can be attacked and would not be protected. Which is worse?

@5ZC4C9LLibertarianfrom Kansas  answered…2yrs

Prisons should be abolished in favor of financial punishment, death, or banishment

@5Z8T228Republicanfrom Ohio  answered…2yrs

Yes, and we should create more Christian spiritual programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals.

@4WGRZ5SRepublicanfrom Indiana  answered…2yrs

No, if they cannot abide by the conventions of living with the prison population, they have earned solitary confinement.

@4WWQGM9Republicanfrom North Carolina  answered…2yrs

I think that rather than define the days of solitary, we should increase the amount of work required of every prisoner. Less gym time, less TV and recreational time as well as social contact time between inmates. Prison should not become a "higher education" system for prisoners to get their masters in criminal activity.

@4WVJDMYDemocratfrom New York  answered…2yrs

Having worked with juveniles who can be a danger to themselves and others, I know how violent they can become. I believe solitary confinement should be used only for situations where other interventions are not successful in preventing harm to self or others, but should not be eliminated as a last effort. There should also be greater training for staff members in interventive methods.

@4WW2DKDGreenfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

Yes, we should be investing in mental and psychological care for these young individuals and increasing policies that prevent the disadvantaged youth from entering into situations that lead to something like solitary confinement. Most humans aren't born to want to be bad in their society.

@4WHBB5SConstitutionfrom Georgia  answered…2yrs

No, those who receive solitary confinement are there due to predisposed behavior rather then solitary being the cause for the increased likelihood of becoming a repeat offender.

@4WRVN2SRepublicanfrom Arkansas  answered…2yrs

I think the major issue with children is the breakdown of the family. Children are growing up in a lawless generation. Anything goes. A drug addict can have multiple children and they are left for the public to take care of. There should be consequences.

@4WFW3T4Greenfrom Kansas  answered…2yrs

Yes, solitary confinement is cruel and unusual and should be banned for anyone.

@5ZVVT8GDemocratfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

Make prisons solitary but reformative. Have books to read. Options of writing to a random pen-pal who's not in prison. The goal being that prisoners can't socialize together, organize, and fed off of each others' criminal way of life.

@4WT6333Constitutionfrom New York  answered…2yrs

Solitary confinement should be banned for all humans. It is inhumane.

@4WGT2BWRepublicanfrom Michigan  answered…2yrs

Yes, if you deserve it. We are all accountable for our actions. No said juvenile detention was fun.

@4WGLKRKGreenfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

No, humans are social animals that require contact or they go mad

@4WG7D3QRepublicanfrom Georgia  answered…2yrs

Yes, but only if the individuals show a totally a unrelenting trend toward gang activity or violent behavior. Michael Brown was a juvenile and tried to kill a law enforcement officer. Case closed!

@4WGWFCBDemocratfrom Wisconsin  answered…2yrs

No because if juveniles do adult-like actions then they should be charged as an adult.

@4WVH6MVDemocratfrom Missouri  answered…2yrs

I think all prisons should be considered solitary confinement. It should not be a learning, entertainment or social environment.

@4WTYRTSConstitutionfrom Indiana  answered…2yrs

I would like to hear what psychologist have to say about its effect on the kids.

@4WHJG7TDemocratfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

No, but if a juvenile displays behavior warranting solitary confinement, then they should be confined but visited by adults for specific periods of time.

@4WG7S38Libertarianfrom Virginia  answered…2yrs

@4WLZ9D3Libertarianfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

Imprisonment of juveniles is a questionable activity. This whole area should be re-thought. Effective rehabilitation measures should be sought and applied instead of incarceration for juveniles.

@4WM9532Republicanfrom South Carolina  answered…2yrs

Juveniles deserve every opportunity to be rehabilitated, but those held in adult facilities should be protected from the general population of said facilities.

@sponable98Republicanfrom California  answered…2yrs

No, prison officials should determine who needs confinement based on security concerns for guards and prisoners.

@B4K6C5MProgressive from Texas answered…7 days

No, it is necessary for violet criminals that are a danger to themselves/others. However, create more social programs and monitor progress to eventually be in less restrictive environments.

@B485KDXConstitution from Tennessee answered…1mo

@B3W2MF3Democrat from Minnesota answered…2mos

Yes, if they are not seen as as big of a threat to the community.

@B3RWFWRDemocrat from Florida answered…2mos

No, it should be limited to only violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmates, also we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

@B3H5R4FWomen’s Equality from Oregon answered…2mos

I feel this should be last resort solution with good reasoning

@B3GR48QDemocrat from Arizona answered…2mos

Yes, additional psychological damage to an already struggling psyche decreases the possibility of deviating from the behavior that they ended up in prison for.

@B3B4CBCConstitution from Wisconsin answered…3mos

No, but it should only be used in extreme circumstances as it is severely psychologically damaging to young undeveloped minds

@B36X8Q6Women’s Equality from Nevada answered…3mos

No, as it is necessary for violent criminals who are a danger to themselves and other inmates - however, we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals.

@9ZDM3W8Independent from Oregon answered…6mos

It should only bue used for juveniles who pose an extreme and imeidate threat to others

@9YZDSNRSocialist from New Jersey answered…7mos

@Christian-WrightDemocrat from Tennessee answered…7mos

Yes, it is bad for them and there should be more social programs to prevent crime and rehabilitate criminals.

@9YT6DBYTranshumanist from Minnesota answered…7mos

No, but don’t put a juvenile in solitary confinement for extensive periods of time

@9YRKH6JDemocrat from Colorado answered…7mos

Yes, but only for juveniles and for those who commit low level infarctions. It may be necessary for criminals with a history of violence. We should also create more social programs to prevent crime and rehabilitate non-violent criminals.

@9YKDQTWDemocrat from Texas answered…7mos

It should only be used for prisoners that keep getting into trouble within the jail.

@9YHMWQSTranshumanist from Virginia answered…7mos

Ban the use of solitary confinement in all prison because it is torture and violates the 8th amendment.

@9YCWXCTRepublican from Pennsylvania answered…8mos

@9YBRKXQTranshumanist from Virginia answered…8mos

Yes, and ban solitary confinement in every single prison in the US. Solitary confinement is inhumane.

@9Y9YDV9Veteran from Minnesota answered…8mos


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