Mental Illness Equals More Solitary Confinement

Mental Illness Equals More Solitary Confinement

An independent review of the practices at Rikers Island, a prison in New York City, finds them lacking in terms of how mental illness is handled.  The New York Board of Correction, who commissioned the study, found that having a mental illness at Rikers equals more time in solitary confinement, which is used to punish […]

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