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HB 959: Youth In Solitary Confinement


Youth In Solitary Confinement; Creates "Youth in Solitary Confinement Reduction Act; prohibits DOC or local government body from subjecting youth to solitary confinement; provides exceptions; provides restrictions on placing youth prisoners in emergency cell confinement; requires that mental health clinician evaluate face-to-face within specified time youth prisoner who is subjected to emergency cell confinement; requires visual checks at specified intervals; provides for individualized suicide crisis intervention plan, if applicable; provides for protection of youth prisoners in disciplinary cell confinement; provides reduced isolation for youth prisoners in protective custody; requires DOC & counties to review policies relating to youth prisoners; requires report; requires sheriffs to adopt standards.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/21/2013 House • Filed
3/4/2013 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 97
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 97
5/3/2013 House • Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee