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City Council passes bill on transparency of Rikers Island inmates in solitary confinement

Correction officials would be required to disclose information

Correction officials would be required to disclose information about prisoners in solitary. (August 22, 2014 7:22 AM)

The City Council has passed a bill to improve the treatment of Rikers Island inmates. 

Under the new legislation, correction officials are required to regularly publish information about inmates held in solitary confinement. 

The Department of Correction would issue four annual reports about the number of prisoners in solitary, along with an explanation as to why they were...

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