NYC jails gear up to limit the use of solitary confinement

NEW YORK — New York City jails are moving one step closer to ending solitary confinement with new rules that will limit the use of the controversial practice, officials said Monday. Inmates will get a minimum of 10 hours outside cells — an increase of three hours — with five hours of daily programming, according to new rules proposed by the city’s Board of Correction. Those in solitary will also follow individualized behavioral support plans, and work with case managers to help better cope while behind bars. The new rules come two months after the City Council proposed legislation in December …

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