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Florida Senate Bill 812/House Bill 959

Youth in Solitary Confinement Reduction Act

Florida Senate Bill 812/House Bill 959

2013 Florida Senate Bill 812 / House Bill 959.


This bill prohibits the Florida Department of Corrections or a local government body from placing a youth into solitary confinement, except under special circumstances. This bill also limits the use of emergency confinement for youth. A mental health clinician must evaluate youth when they are placed in solitary confinement. Youth cannot be detained in emergency confinement for more than twenty-four hours. This bill was not passed.


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Keywords: Department of Corrections, youth, juvenile, solitary confinement, disciplinary segregation, administrative segregation, restrictive housing, emergency confinement, mental health, mental illness, Florida, S.B. 812, H.B. 959