NYC Ends Solitary Confinement For Youths Under 21

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The New York City jail system no longer holds inmates ages 21 and under in solitary confinement, the Wall Street Journal reports. Solitary confinement, also known as punitive segregation, is used as punishment for violent or difficult inmates and typically involves isolating people in small cells 23 hours a day. The department ended the practice for 16- and . . .

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