NY Prison Guards Still Opposing Solitary Reform

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In 2015, New York state reached a landmark settlement with the New York Civil Liberties Union, which had sued over the state's aggressive use of solitary confinement to discipline inmates. Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to a multi-year process phasing in limits on the time inmates spend in isolation and improving conditions. In recent weeks, the New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association has begun publicizing violent incidents where inmates assault prison staff. The powerful group says . . .

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