Ohio is now one of a handful of states to restrict the use of solitary confinement for juveniles.
The move stems from a Justice Department investigation that found Ohio's youth prisons frequently use long-term solitary confinement, especially for prisoners with mental illness.
The new changes will apply to all children in Ohio’s prison system.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Joanna Richards of WCPN reports.
- Joanna Richards, reporter for WCPN in Cleveland.
This segment aired on May 27, 2014.