BDS Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Criminal Justice regarding Banning Solitary Confinement in New York City Jails

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers are subject to isolation and segregation inside Department of Correction (DOC) jails. The people we represent—along with their families, friends, and advocates—are all impacted by the serious trauma caused by DOC’s restrictive housing practices. We commend the Council for taking steps to eliminate solitary confinement and urge you join with countless defenders, doctors, scholars, corrections experts, and human rights advocates by adopting rules that reject torture and move New York City towards abolishing all forms of restrictive housing inside its jails.

View the full testimony here.

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