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Mayor De Blasio Signs Bill To Require Tracking Use Of Solitary Confinement

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Thursday.

08/28/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigations Chief At Rikers Island Resigns Amid Brutality Report

Federal reports called Finkle’s investigation division ineffectual, understaffed and biased in favor of correction officers.

08/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Passes Bill That Would Require Reports On Rikers Island Solitary Confinement

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.

08/21/2014

Jail cells (credit: ClipArt.com)

Advocates Rally For Jail Reforms As Votes On Solitary Confinement Proposals Loom

Advocates have rallied to call for reforms in New York City jails ahead of votes on two proposals addressing the use of solitary confinement.

08/18/2014

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Kept In Solitary At Alarming Rate

A new report paints a grim picture of mentally ill prisoners kept in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and advocates have expressed hope that it leads to action.

11/06/2013

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Councilman Disturbed By Use Of Solitary Confinement At Rikers Island

After a visit to Rikers Island, City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-25th) has introduced a measure to require the corrections commissioner to post a monthly report on prisoners being held apart from others.

04/13/2013

James Holmes is suspected of killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens more during a shooting at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo. on July 20, 2012. (credit: University of Colorado Denver)

Massacre Suspect James Holmes In Solitary Confinement; Reportedly Spit At Guards, Inmates

He thinks that he’s acting in a movie. That’s how one Colorado jail employee described massacre suspect James Holmes, who is currently in solitary confinement.

07/22/2012