Right now in Baltimore children are sitting alone in cells, wasting away – despite the well-known fact that solitary confinement causes lasting psychological harm to young people. One detainee, after weeks alone in his room, is alleged to have attempted suicide. The facility responded by stripping him of his clothes and placing him in a cell without a bed, forcing him to sleep on the floor naked with just a blanket for six days.
At Baltimore’s Youth Detention Center, children are in solitary confinement under “abominable conditions”
March 15, 2021