Tuesday, October 9, 2012

4500 in NY solitary confinement

How big is your city?  Your university?  Imagine 4500 people in boxes?  I can't.  But that's what the New York Civil LIberties investigating group discovered.

“New York’s arbitrary, inhumane and unsafe use of extreme isolation has led to an urgent human rights crisis,” according to the report. “Corrections officials can separate and remove violent or vulnerable prisoners from the general prison population without subjecting them to the punishing physical or psychological deprivation of extreme isolation.”

We can't keep ogmoring these numbers;  they will eventually swamp us--with taxes, with ex-cons who haven't seen and talked with others in decades.



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