Oct 2013: Three Adolescents with Mental Illness in Punitive Segregation at Rikers Island, NYC BOC Staff Report

01 Oct Oct 2013: Three Adolescents with Mental Illness in Punitive Segregation at Rikers Island, NYC BOC Staff Report

The adolescents featured in this report were diagnosed with mental illness and were each sentenced to more than 200 days in solitary confinement at Rikers Island. The report documents the punitive nature of the RHU, the inadequacies in mental health care, and the failure to provide appropriate educational services to these young people.

Read and download the full report here:  Three_Adolescents_BOC_staff_report