The decision by U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd in Utica followed court arguments by Legal Services of Central New York, which filed a preliminary injunction asking a judge to bar the practice of solitary confinement of juvenile inmates.
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April 5, 2018
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Tags: Solitary Confinement
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Central New York
Broome County’s jail is “immediately” restrained, pending a final determination of the court proceedings in this case, from imposing 23-hour disciplinary isolation on juveniles incarcerated in the facility, Hurd said in Wednesday’s decision.
Hurd noted there is a strong interest in maintaining safety and security at the Broome County jail, but there was sufficient evidence from the legal nonprofit to warrant a preliminary injunction against the jail’s practices related to juveniles.