Suit: Broome County jail should immediately halt juvenile solitary confinement


"This court, and nearly every district court considering this issue...have recognized that placing juveniles in isolation for even a short period is cruel and unusual punishment," the suit reads.
News Story (New York)

Hannah Schwarz
Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghampton, NY)
February 13, 2018
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Tags: Juvenile Justice, Solitary Confinement

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Central New York


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On Feb. 6, the nonprofit, Legal Services of Central New York, filed a preliminary injunction asking the judge to bar the practice while litigation progresses, arguing the same court had previously held that plaintiffs in a similar class action lawsuit in Onondaga County were likely to win their case.