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