New York Reforms To Solitary Confinement

02.20.14 |

New York is agreeing to reform solitary confinement in state prisons.
   It only changes the rules on solitary confinement for juveniles, pregnant women, and developmentally disabled prisoners. A deal was struck between the state and the New York Civil Liberties Union and approved ina federal court Wednesday.  Under current state law, an inmate can be tucked away 23 hours a day-- But the new law limits that to 19 hours a day for kids. It's now banned for pregnant women, and the disabled can only be in solitary confinment for a max of 30 days.