American schools have Isolation Rooms named: The Quiet Room

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This investigation is a collaboration between ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Tribune.
ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. The spaces have gentle names: The reflection room. The cool-down room. The calming room. The quiet room.

In Illinois, it’s legal for school employees to seclude students in a separate space — to put them in “isolated timeout” — if the students pose a safety threat to themselves or others. 

The Quiet Rooms

ProPublica 3 hrs ago by Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune, and Jodi S. Cohen and Lakeidra Chavis, ProPublica Illinois ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. The spaces have gentle names: The reflection room. The cool-down room.

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