January 26, 2016 President Obama Limits Use of Solitary Confinement in Federal Prison

President Obama’s finally announced a policy that bans the use of solitary confinement, known in the federal prison system as the SHU—–Special Housing Unit—— for juvenile offenders in federal prison. In addition the President also called upon the BOP to limit the use of federal solitary confinement for low level non-violent offenders; offenders with mental health issues and prohibit the BOP from the SHU for protective custody. With over 10,000 federal inmates currently in the SHU for minor violations of federal prison rules this is welcome relief. Please feel free to call National Prison & Sentencing Consultants at 615-696-6153 of email us at help@nationalprisonconsultants.com