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Jan 26

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in fed prisons

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons, citing the potential for "devastating, lasting psychological consequences" from the use of the isolation as punishment.

Nov 02

Touring rehab, Obama calls for 2nd chances after prison

NEWARK, N.J. -- President Barack Obama toured a drug rehab and met with former inmates Monday in the rough-and-tumble city of Newark, calling on the nation to ensure those regaining their freedom get a second chance instead of a return…