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Ohio Follows DOJ’s Order, Reduces Youth Seclusion

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8:57AM
February
13, 2015

After being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ohio’s juvenile justice agency says it sharply reduced the solitary confinement of its young inmates last year.

Thousands of Ohio Students Physically Restrained Last Year

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A seclusion room at Beatty Park Elementary School in Columbus has a peephole in the door.
9:05AM
October
6, 2014

Early statistics show that more than one-third of Ohio’s public schools restrained at least one student during the last school year, and about 13 percent of public schools isolated children in seclusion rooms.

Ohio Settles With D.O.J. Over Isolating Youth Inmates

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Ohio's four youth prisons now house more than 400 boys and girls.
12:29PM
May
21, 2014

The state of Ohio has settled with the federal government in a dispute over the use of solitary confinement as discipline for juvenile inmates with mental health disorders.