National Commission on Correctional Health Care Statement

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care released a new position statement on solitary confinement in April 2016. NCCHC publishes standards on health care in the nation’s jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities. The statement specifically calls for the exclusion of juveniles from solitary confinementYou can read the position statement here.

Additionally, NCCHC board members Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH, and Robert Morris, MD, CCHP-P, have written a guest editorial calling for reforms in the use of isolation for juveniles. You can read the editorial here.