2017-07-10-Ltr-to-BOC-re-ESH-Variance-Julia-Davis Derrick D. Cephas, Acting Chair NYC Board of Correction 1 Centre Street, Room 2213 New York, New York 10007 July 10, 2017 RE: The Department of Correction’s July 7, 2017 Renewed Variance Requests Seeking to Continue Placing Young Adults in Enhanced Supervision Units and......No comment
Over 12,000 New Yorkers are incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other city jails each day. Over 9,700 of those incarcerated daily are pre-trial detainees who are being held without being convicted of a crime. Most are there because they cannot afford bail. People being held in New York City jails face solitary confinement, inadequate mental health services and a culture of brutality carried out by correction officers.