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Report: Federal prisons keeping mentally ill in solitary confinement for long stretches of time

Federal prisoners, including those with mental illness, are being kept in solitary confinement for long periods of time in violation of federal policy, according to a new report. Although the Bureau of Prisons states that it does not practice solitary ...

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Prisons to update segregation policy

ALBANY (AP) — New York corrections officials say they will update the policy for state prisons to preclude placing inmates younger than 18 in segregated housing. The settlement stipulation has been filed in state court in the suit filed by ...

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Senators oppose expanding inmate college

ALBANY — Several state senators are attacking Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to fund more college classes in New York prisons. One launched an online petition against it. The program would offer associate’s and bachelor’s degree education at 10 prisons, which ...

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High court: Calif. must reduce prison population

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday narrowly endorsed reducing California’s cramped prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to fix sometimes deadly problems in medical care, ruling that federal judges retain enormous power to oversee troubled state prisons.

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Many in legal system call for criminal justice reform

Overhauling the federal and state criminal justice system sounds like a great idea. After all, our prisons are grossly overcrowded, expensive, and filled with many non-violent offenders, drug addicts and mentally ill inmates. Prison may not be beneficial for them, or society.

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