Month: April 2021

Governor signs bill limiting use of solitary confinement in state prisons
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Governor signs bill limiting use of solitary confinement in state prisons

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the HALT Solitary Confinement Act (S.2836/A.2277-a) into law last night, reforming the practice of segregated confinement in state prisons.  The new law limits the amount of time an incarcerated person can spend in solitary confinement to 15 days; it clearly defines and reduces the number of […]