Journal Articles

JOURNAL ARTICLES (chronological order)

Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for a Global Problem, American University Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law: Anti-Torture Initiative (2017). Download the entire publication here.

This article describes movement towards ending solitary confinement for youth in the United States within an international context, and draws lessons for future reform. It includes work done at the facility level, through legislation, litigation, and policy change, as well as significant federal support in recent years.

Psychiatric Effects of Solitary Confinement, Journal of Law and Policy, Stuart Grassian, 2016

Banishing Solitary: Litigating an End to the Solitary Confinement of Children in Jails and Prisons, New York University Journal of Law and Social Change, Ian Kysel, November 2015

Children in Isolation: The Solitary Confinement of Youth, Wake Forest Law Review, Tamar Birckhead, Spring 2015

Do No Harm: The Enhanced Application of Legal and Professional Standards in Protecting Youth from the Harm of Isolation in Youth Correctional Facilities, Children’s Legal Rights Journal, Kim Brooks Tandy, January 2014

The Harmful Use of Isolation in Juvenile Facilities: The Need for Post Disposition Representation, Washington University School of Law Journal of Law and Policy, Sandra Simkins, Marty Beyer, Lisa Geis, January, 2012

The Eight Amendment Evolves: Cruel and Unusual Punishment Through the Lens of Childhood and Adolescence, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, Marsha Levick, Jessica Feierman, Sharon Messenheimer Kelley, Naomi Goldstein, 2012