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PDF "As New York City Jails Amend Their Solitary Confinement Practices, Abuses on Rikers Island Continue," Solitary Watch, January 16th, 2014


PDF "City Jails Use Solitary Confinement Excessively," NY Times, August 22, 2013

"New York Promised Help for Mentally Ill Inmates – But Still Sticks Many in Solitary," Pro Publica, August 15, 2013
MHASC alerted the Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, which had oversight responsibility for prison mental health care, about Amir Hall’s death at Great Meadow in June 2010 and requested that the Commission investigate it. This article is about Mr. Hall’s suicide and the decline in the number of people in state prison determined to have a “serious mental illness” since the SHU Exclusion Law was enacted.

"Board of Correction Votes Against Limiting Solitary Confinement in New York City Jails," Solitary Watch, June 7, 2013

"Correction Board Rejects New Solitary Rules," NY1, June 3, 2013

"Some NYC Lawmakers, Advocacy Groups Aim to Change City’s Use of Solitary Confinement," WFUV, May 31, 2013

PDF "Judge gives initial OK to bias settlement over disability claims," Reuters, May 3, 2013

PDF "Advocates speak out on brutality in jails," Amsterdam News, March 8, 2013

PDF "Sick and in solitary," The New York World, February 6, 2013

PDF "4,000 Queens SSI cases to be reviewed," Queens Chronicle, January 17, 2013

PDF "Pact Calls for Review of SSI Benefit Denials," New York Law Journal, January 15, 2013

MP3 "A coalition is demanding answers in the death of Rikers Island inmate Jason Echeverria," WBAI, January 14, 2013

PDF "Bias settlement could give thousands new hearings on disability claims," Thomson Reuters News & Insight, January 11, 2013

PDF "Rejected Disability Claims in Queens May Be Reheard," NY Times, January 11, 2013

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