Cuomo Signs Bill Banning Long-Term Solitary Confinement In New York

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Aims at ending solitary confinement for prisoners in New York. This is something legal reform advocates have been pushing. Or, as studies have shown solitary confinement can lead the lasting physical and emotional trauma. Governor Cuomo signing the halt Solitary confinement Act, saying it ends inhumane treatment. The legislation specifically restricts the amount of time and inmate can remain and segregated confinement, and it exempts pregnant women, juveniles, elderly inmates and people with serious mental illness. It also expands out of cell time and boost therapy and recreation programs. James Flip in New

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