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Bill would curtail solitary confinement for detained kids

Everett Daily Herald: The new state law would make an exception for children at risk of harming themselves or others.

HB 2277 defines solitary confinement as separating a juvenile from others for more than 15 minutes and would ban the practice, limit the amount of time a minor can spend in isolation and require detention centers to document when a boy or girl is placed in isolation. The bill passed through the House last week with bipartisan support and is currently in a Senate committee.

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