November 15, 2018

Palm Beach County is banning solitary confinement in their juvenile detention centers.

Instead, they'll be providing educational services to kids in that area or in that correctional facility.

The Sheriff's Office and School Board says incarcerated children will now receive schooling outside of their cells and alternative behavior management skills will be used instead.

A class-action lawsuit was filed in June by the Human Rights Defense Center and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County on behalf of all juveniles being held in the jail in small cells for upwards of 23 hours a day for weeks, months, in some cases, for more than a year.

The complete WWSB story can be viewed below.