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Reducing Isolation, A Report on the Key Findings of National Isolation Data

Performance-based Standards (PbS), a national organization dedicated to treating all youths in custody as one of our own, sets national best practice standards for facility safety, programming and operations and collects data twice a year to provide a snapshot of the conditions of confinement and quality of life for youths, staff and families. PbS is clear that isolation should only be used as a last resort to prevent injury to the youth and others, and should be brief and monitored.

Did you know:

  • Use of isolation in youth correction and detention facilities is increasing, but the average duration is decreasing;
  • Most youths are put in isolation as a consequence for a rule violation; and
  • Youths sleep for an average of about nine hours at night and spend over an hour of their day confined to their sleeping rooms.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 1:33 PM