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Cuomo airs concerns over solitary confinement proposal

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor expressed concerns Tuesday with a proposal that would restrict the use of solitary confinement, saying the legislation would require the construction of new facilities and cost jails about $1 billion statewide. Gov. Andrew ...

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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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Senate reviews impact of solitary confinement

Ending the use of solitary confinement in all state and federal prison facilities for juveniles, pregnant women and people with mental illness is being considered by a Senate subcommittee. “By reforming our solitary confinement practices, the United States can protect ...

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Judge signs deal on solitary confinement

NEW YORK — A New York judge has approved a deal between the state’s prison system and civil liberties lawyers to reform solitary confinement. Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin signed the agreement Wednesday. It calls for immediate changes to prevent children, ...

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NYCLU faults solitary confinement

ALBANY — The New York Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that state prison use of solitary confinement puts more than 4,000 inmates into extreme forced isolation that deprives them of meaningful human interaction and mental stimulation, while imposing idleness that ...

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