Justice Department Finds Excessive Use Of Force At New York Prison

August 5, 2014 | by Alan Greenblatt | NPR

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The US Department of Justice has found that the New York Rikers Island jail uses inappropriate and unacceptable high rates of violence and excessive solitary confinement for adolescent males, a recent report concludes. Federal investigators found that of adolescent males in custody as of October 30, 2012, about 43 percent were subjected at least once to the use of force by staff.

To read more about the report, click here.

The US Department of Justice has found that the New York Rikers Island jail uses inappropriate and unacceptable high rates of violence and excessive solitary confinement for adolescent males, a recent report concludes. Federal investigators found that of adolescent males in custody as of October 30, 2012, about 43 percent were subjected at least once to the use of force by staff.

To read more about the report, click here.