New York State Agrees to Overhaul Solitary Confinement in Prisons

16 Dec New York State Agrees to Overhaul Solitary Confinement in Prisons

Photo:  Jacob Hannah for The New York Times

New York has agreed to a major overhaul in the way solitary confinement is administered in the state’s prisons, with the goal of significantly reducing the number of inmates held in isolation, cutting the maximum length of stay and improving their living conditions.

This reform DOES NOT INCLUDE LOCAL CITY AND COUNTY JAILS in NY State such as Rikers Island…