View Full Version : Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles

The Unreasoner
01-25-2016, 09:38 PM


If this is the level of the 'many executive actions' he was talking about, awesome.


01-25-2016, 09:40 PM
Is this for juveniles serving adult sentences? Federal juvenile facilities? Both?

The Unreasoner
01-25-2016, 09:44 PM
Federal facilities. He hopes it will 'set an example'. Though I wouldn't be optimistic on the over/under for Arkansas.

“It doesn’t make us safer. It’s an affront to our common humanity.”


And to lighten things up a bit:

The Unreasoner
01-25-2016, 09:45 PM
The president began his op-ed by recounting the story of 16-year-old Bronx resident Kalief Browder, who was sent to Rikers Island in 2010 to await trial after stealing a backpack. He “spent nearly two years in solitary confinement,” Obama wrote. Browder was released in 2013 but committed suicide at 22.I need to read the full op-ed tomorrow.

01-25-2016, 11:02 PM
Brilliant. Thought lets also pause to consider that we need the President to resort to unilateral executive action to make a move that wouldn't have proved controversial in any time but the darkest in the history of mankind.