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NYS Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urges Reformation of Solitary Confinement in NY - PLSNY
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NYS Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urges Reformation of Solitary Confinement in NY

January 26, 2015

In December 2014, the NY State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, issued a scathing indictment of New York’s use of solitary confinement (known as special housing units or SHUs). Noting that isolation has a “devastating effect on youth,” the committee urged the U.S. Department of Justice to use its power to force NYS to immediately stop the placement of persons 25 years old or younger in the special housing units and to develop alternatives to solitary confinement.

You can find the full report here; the recommendations begin on page 59.