The Marshall Project and USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee: Too Sick for Jail — But Not for Solitary

Number 28389
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source The Marshall Project
Year 2018
Publication Date February - May 2018
Summary “Too Sick for Jail — But Not for Solitary” revealed for the first time the devastating toll of Tennessee’s “safekeeper” law that puts people in solitary confinement who are mentally ill, pregnant or juveniles despite not being convicted of any crime — and sparked prompt changes to the state’s 150-year-old law.
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Keywords The Marshall Project, USA TODAY NETWORK, Tennessee, safekeeper, solitary confinement, mental illness, pregnancy, juveniles, trial
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