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Regarding solitary confinement and isolation of a child (paragraph 108), we suggest the Committee include the following wording: Solitary confinement,3 recognised as creating a risk of irreversible psychological harm, must never be used on a child regardless of the reason. All other isolation The ac
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  • Regarding solitary confinement and isolation of a child (paragraph 108), we suggest the Committee include the following wording: Solitary confinement,3 recognised as creating a risk of irreversible psychological harm, must never be used on a child regardless of the reason. All other isolation
  • The accepted definition is set out in the Istanbul Statement on the Use and Effects of Solitary Confinement, adopted on 9 December 2007 at p 1. It is as follows: “Solitary confinement is the physical isolation of individuals who are confined to their cells for twenty-two to twenty-four hours a
  • day. In many jurisdictions, prisoners are allowed out of their cells for one hour of solitary exercise. Meaningful contact with other people is typically reduced to a minimum. The reduction in stimuli is not only quantitative but also qualitative. The available stimuli and the occasional social contacts are seldom freely chosen, are generally monot...
  • should be for the shortest possible time and as a last resort. Where a child is isolated from the rest of the group, the reasons should not be related to a disciplinary measure and should be recorded along, and the continued necessity should be subject to regular reviews and monitoring in view of ending this measure as soon as the reason why it was...

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