CRIME

Ted Koppel On Youth In Solitary Confinement: Newscaster Says Teens Are Subject To 'Torture'

Mar 22, 2013 | Updated Mar 22, 2013

Legendary newsman and Rock Center contributor Ted Koppel stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss what he calls the "torture" of youths in solitary confinement in America.

In the clip above, he notes that there are 100,000 juveniles in adult prisons and jails across the country. Below, Koppel talks about the implications of 9-year-olds being held in adult prisons and the fact that it costs more to house a youth in solitary confinement than to send him to Harvard.

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