Federal judge orders limitations on juvenile confinement at Broome County jail

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.

News Story (New York)

Anthony Borrelli
Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghampton, NY)
April 5, 2018

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.