Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New York City to End Solitary Confinement for Inmates 21 and Under at Rikers

New York City officials agreed on Tuesday to a plan that would eliminate the use of solitary confinement for all inmates age 21 and under, a move that would place Rikers Island at the forefront of national jail reform efforts.
The policy change, which was approved unanimously, 7 to 0, by the city’s Board of Correction on Tuesday morning and is supported by the correction commissioner, Joseph Ponte, would not take effect until January 2016 and is contingent on obtaining financing for additional officers and clinical staff members.
More:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/nyregion/new-york-city-to-end-solitary-confinement-for-inmates-21-and-under-at-rikers.html

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