The Oregon Senate has voted to make "seclusion cells" used to isolate misbehaving students in schools illegal. The law would get rid of any freestanding or self-contained unit or cell used for punishment. It would not ban larger rooms used as time-out areas.
Under current law, Oregon allows children to be secluded when there's an imminent threat of bodily injury. The bill will now go to governor Kitzhaber for his signature.