ERIC Number: ED208311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation by Children of the Inappropriate Incarceration of Children. Report of the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This committee report contains the results of an investigation by young reporters (aged 10-17) from the Children Express magazine into the inappropriate incarceration of neglected or abused children and status offenders not charged with crimes. The hearings include the statements of 25 expert witnesses, researchers, and formerly incarcerated children, who testified about the extensive use of solitary confinement, drugs, and violence in controlling the behavior of institutionalized children. Testimony from psychiatrists and doctors focuses on the irreparable damage done to children by such abuses. The appendix includes newspaper articles and statements from senators about the hearings. (JAC)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Children, Civil Liberties, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Hearings, Institutionalized Persons, Youth Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.