General Assembly Resolution # 555
A resolution to improve worldwide human and civil rights.
Category: Civil Rights
Proposed by: Jedinsto
The World Assembly,
Noting past efforts to improve conditions experienced by prisoners,
Noting the prevalent violence and intimidation within prisons often targeted at those younger or smaller than the aggressor,
Further noting that imprisoned youths often face extreme neglect and mistreatment,
Defines an imprisoned youth as a person below the age of majority held in confinement because of the suspicion of a crime or conviction of a crime,
Bans the holding of imprisoned youths with imprisoned adults for any purpose unless informed consent is given by all legal guardians of the minor, without any form of coercion, for them to meet with one or more imprisoned adults for a short period in a manner heavily supervised by prison staff,
Requires that all imprisoned youths;
are provided access to education, health, and social services equivalent to that of a youth not imprisoned,
are afforded access to legal counsel equivalent to that of imprisoned adults,
Urges member states to provide alternatives to imprisonment for youth criminals or to improve the facilities in which imprisoned youths are held.