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Washington, DC considers a bill prohibiting solitary confinement and separating transgender inmates

Washington, DC prohibiting solitary confinement


The Council of the District of Columbia is considering a proposed bill that would prohibit the practice of solitary confinement in the city's jail, ban the separation of transgender inmates, and limit other isolation methods. The bill allows for an exception during certain types of emergency situations.


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New Bill Could Ban Solitary Confinement At The DC Jail | DCist

It's unclear if there will be time for the solitary confinement bill to receive a full vote and pass before the final legislative session of the year.


Mary Cheh is Trying One Last Time to Ban Solitary Confinement in D.C. - Washington City Paper

Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh is aiming to ban solitary confinement in D.C. correctional facilities, which heavily rely on the practice.

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