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New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary

A class action lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court says inmates are unduly placed in 23-hour confinement for breaking jailhouse rules in previous detentions, sometimes years earlier. For example, if an inmate is sentenced to a month in solitary confinement but is released or transferred before completing it, he can be forced to serve the remaining time during his next incarceration. [read the full story here]

Associated Press, Thursday, October 30, 2014

tags: Prison Conditions & Corruption, New York



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