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Delaware Prison Officials Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Solitary Confinement Of Offenders With Mental Illness

News | September 29, 2016

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On August 6, 2016, the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) agreed to a settlement calling for improvement in how the DOC handles solitary confinement of offenders with mental illness. Specifically, the DOC significantly limit the length of time that can be served in disciplinary housing at all DOC prisons. Further, the agreement includes language to…

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