ICCPR Shadow Report: Youth in Adult Prisons

Youth Incarcerated in Adult Prisons in the U.S

Youth in the United States continue to be subjected to adult criminal sentences and incarceration in adult facilities despite federal prohibitions against these practices. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), while a laudable step, requires separation but does not prohibit placing youth in adult settings and does not and cannot require state compliance. This practice places youth in grave danger of other abuses, including physical and sexual abuse by officials and inmates, abusive use of electro-muscular disruption devices, and “protective” solitary confinement.

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