New York State Lawmakers Hold Hearings on Solitary Confinement Reforms, Spike in Prison Suicide Rate

A week ago today (while Solitary Watch was traveling), advocates for prisoners with mental illness gathered in Albany for a hearing on the “SHU Exclusion Law,” which is designed to divert or remove prisoners with serious mental illness from solitary confinement units and into residential mental health treatment units. This report, from Gannett’s Albany Bureau, […]