This is just wrong. Kids can’t be left to rot away.
Children are locked in cells for 23 hours a day, given only 30 minutes twice a day outside of their cells, and denied an education. This may sound like a story from a maximum security prison, but it’s happening today in Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall.
In this video parents talk about the problems at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall. One student experienced a mental breakdown after solitary confinement. Another student has fallen farther behind in school because of solitary confinement.
Disability Rights Advocates, Public Counsel and Paul Hastings LLP have filed a federal lawsuit to restore the education and end the discrimination against hundreds of students held at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall. Learn more at http://www.publiccounsel.org or http://www.dralegal.org