NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Council has passed a bill that would force correction officials to regularly publish information about Rikers Island inmates in solitary confinement.
The legislation was approved Thursday and awaits Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature.
Under the bill, the Department of Correction would issue four reports annually with the number of inmates in solitary, why and for how long, whether they ever attempted suicide or were assaulted, and the state of their mental health.
The information would be posted on the New York City government website so legislators can decide whether changes need to be made, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
The legislation comes in the wake of a firestorm of brutality revelations at Rikers Island.