New York Solitary Confinement

New York City plans to end solitary confinement for inmates 21 and younger. New Mayor Bill DiBlasio is taking the lead on some prison reform for juveniles and youth in New York City: The move stems in part from the building of new “enhanced supervision housing” at Rikers Island, an infamous prison in New York […]

Texas Looking to Downsize Juvenile Justice System

by Julie Shackford-Bradley Texas lawmakers are interested in shutting down state-run juvenile incarceration facilities in that state, not because holding youth in correctional institutions is unjust or immoral, but because of high costs: According to CSG, each juvenile inmate in a state prison costs $134,000 per year. Moreover, $162 million was spent on 800 youth […]