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H.R.4124: Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Tony Cardenas, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit subjecting a juvenile in federal custody in a juvenile facility to solitary confinement.

Requires the Director of the Board of Prisons to report annually to the President and Congress on: (1) the most recent data regarding the rate at which juveniles are subject to solitary confinement; and (2) the trends demonstrated by data on juveniles subjected to solitary confinement with regard to the types of offenses for which the juveniles were incarcerated, the race, gender, and age of such juveniles, how many hours such juveniles were subject to solitary confinement, and the purposes of the solitary confinement.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Feb. 28, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.