On January 25, 2016, President Obama announced a series of executive actions that include a ban on solitary confinement for juvenile offenders in the federal prison system. These actions also limit the use of solitary confinement for all offenders who commit with “low-level infractions” and lower the maximum amount of time a prisoner can be placed in solitary confinement from 365 to 60 days. These executive actions apply to approximately 10,000 individuals who are currently serving time in federal prisons.

Read the Fact Sheet: Department of Justice Review of Solitary Confinement at www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/25/fact-sheet-department-justice-review-solitary-confinement