David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

Professor Jyoti Nanda Interviewed by KPCC’s Take Two on L.A. County Ban of Solitary Confinement for Youth

May 5, 2016— Professor Jyoti Nanda was interviewed by KPCC Southern California Radio’s show Take Two on the impact of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor’s decision to end the practice of juvenile solitary confinement. Going forward, the practice will only be allowed in extreme circumstances and under the supervision of mental health professionals.

“The effects [of solitary confinement on youth] are dire and severe, “ said Nanda ,“We know this. Doctors know this, legal experts know this, psychologists, mental health experts know this. It’s great that Los Angeles county is getting up to speed…”

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