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Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Jan 26, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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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... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Chandler, AZ
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... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Boonville, NY
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. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Chandler, AZ
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. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Jacksonville, FL
No, but the kids should be checked on frequently and not given solitary confinement beyond limited spans of time. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Enfield, NH
No, but it should only be used for violent criminals that are an immediate threat to themselves or those around them. 4 years ago from a Democrat in New York, NY
I think all prisons should be considered solitary confinement. It should not be a learning, entertainment or social environment. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Wildwood, MO
Train prison guards to be responsible with their power and use solitary confinement only when absolutely necessary for mental and physical safety of all prisoners involved. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Umatac, GU
No, the purpose of a prison is to remove people from society, not create their own criminal society for them. All prisoners should be confined on their own and provided with food and materials for reading and writing - that's all. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Christiansted, VI
No, but if a juvenile displays behavior warranting solitary confinement, then they should be confined but visited by adults for specific periods of time. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Dunmore, PA
Solitary confinement of any captive person, either juvenile or adult, should be used judiciously & as a last means effort. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Newton, IA
No because if juveniles do adult-like actions then they should be charged as an adult. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Milwaukee, WI
No, all juveniles should be given psychological help should they need it. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Jenison, MI
Yes, unless it is for their protection. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Scottsdale, AZ
Don't ban but don't use as often. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Village of Clarkston, MI