Gothamist: 'Separation Status' Now Replacing Solitary Confinement For Teens On Rikers, Attorneys Say

By Jake Offenhartz
August 23, 2019

Three years after the Department of Correction ostensibly ended solitary confinement for 18 to 21-year-olds, legal advocates say that city jail officials have rolled out a new form of extreme isolation—one with no apparent restrictions on detainees' age, mental health, or medical status.