The “Torture” of Juvenile Solitary

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Efforts to outlaw juvenile solitary confinement in California will be revived early next year under a bill that describes such practices as "torture."

Sen. Mark Leno, the veteran Bay Area lawmaker who authored an earlier bill that failed in the California legislature in September, plans to introduce his new version under the title: Stop Torture of Children Act.

"We're calling it what it is," Leno said in an . . .

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