On April 30, 2014, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators blog post, Reducing Isolation and Improving Education in Indiana, featured details about the strides the Indiana Department of Correction, Division of Youth Services has made towards reducing the average period of isolation of juveniles committed to DYS from 24.1 hours to 6.8 hours between April 2009 and October 2013.
For background documents about the impacts of juvenile solitary confinement and isolation and recommendations, see:
Solitary Confinement of Youth, Juvenile Justice Reform Committee Policy Statement, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (2012).
The United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprives of their Liberty (December 14, 1990).
Alone & Afraid: Children Held in Solitary Confinement and Isolation in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities, American Civil Liberties Union (November 2013).
Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (2012).