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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