| Institutional Reform
Through civil rights litigation, Mountain State Justice seeks to ensure that individuals who have been committed to institutions are treated fairly and humanely. In the spring of 2012, Mountain State Justice sued the Division of Juvenile Services on behalf of two youth incarcerated at the Industrial Home for Youth in Salem, West Virginia. Still ongoing, this lawsuit, State ex. rel. D.L. and K.P. v. Humphries, et al., has resulted in tremendous reforms at the Industrial Home and other facilities under the supervision of the Division of Juvenile Services. Among other things, the lawsuit brought about an end to the inhume and abusive practice of isolating juveniles in segregation cells for extended periods of time.