Sight and Sound Separation

Sight and Sound Separation

When children are placed in an adult jail or lock-up, "sight and sound" contact with adults is prohibited under the JJDPA. This provision seeks to prevent children from threats, intimidation, or other forms of psychological abuse and physical assault. Under "sight and sound," children cannot be housed next to adult cells, share dining halls, recreation areas, or any other common spaces with adults, or be placed in any circumstance that could expose them to threats or abuse from adult offenders. Learn more in Act 4 JJ's Sight and Sound Separation Fact Sheet.