Student-led sit-in protests solitary confinement

Hallie Israel, a third-year in neuroscience and criminology and president of OSU’s SAPR, sits in protest during a 7×9 Solitary Confinement Protest. Credit: Michael Huson / Campus Editor Students crowd around the makeshift “cell” as Megan Secarda, a third-year in psychology, waits to enter and sit in silence for the next hour, but the sentence for a child imprisoned in the United States lasts much longer. There were almost 71,000 juveniles incarcerated in 2010, according to a Department of Justice report. The Ohio State chapter of the Student Alliance for Prison Reform held a 24-hour public performance from Monday to Tuesday on the West Pavilion of the Ohio Union to protest juvenile solitary confinement. OSU’s SAPR chapter is one of 12 national chapters participating in the 7×9 Solitary Confinement Protest…

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