Date & Time
Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
131 Effects of Isolation and Solitary Confinement on Incarcerated Teenagers*

This talk will define solitary confinement and discuss the history of isolation and solitary confinement as both a means of punishment and an action to alleviate staffing shortages. The health effects of confinement will be a primary focus, with consideration of adolescent developmental stages. Discussion will include state law status for the prohibition of solitary confinement and how health care professionals can and should intervene.

Educational Objectives
  • Analyze the use of isolation practices in correctional facilities with teens
  • Describe the growth and development of the teenager in relation to incarceration
  • Identify methods for identifying and treating actual and potential health problems in isolated teens

Level: Intermediate