Legislation seeking to ban the use of punitive solitary confinement for youth offenders is a step closer to becoming law in California.
On June 30, the state Assembly's Public Safety Committee approved the bill, authored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), which would limit room confinement in state- and county-run juvenile facilities to no longer than four hours and only for young people who pose a safety risk.
The bill, which faces one more . . .
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