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Bill proposes new rules for solitary confinement in Colorado jails [Video]

Both sides actually agree on some things, including that safety is first. What happens after that is up for debate.

DENVER — Both sides debating a proposed bill that would impact restrictive housing in jails agree on some things, including that safety is first. 

But how to go about that is where they differ. 

Colorado House Bill 1211 proposes restrictions on when a jail can put someone in restrictive housing. It's focused on people living with serious mental illness, pregnant women and people living with physical and developmental disabilities.

"Define solitary confinement as being left in your cell for more than 22 hours a day," said Democratic State Rep. Judy Amabile, who is one of the bill sponsors. 

Amabile said the bill is asking jails to allow people out of their cells for more than two hours a day. She and other supporters of the bill said solitary confinement can …

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From Australia man recording No air, no leaving the room for 338 hours, second time in my 11 days here someone has totally smashed up there room, babies crying. You go crazy being all alone. Is this really necessary. I myself had 9 negative tests before being denied to quarantine at home and I am vaccinated. Why ? What is the price of Victorians mental health ? does any one actually care ? This guy is threatened to be gassed by authorities if he doesn't calm down. Posted By Persist