DOJ: New York jail routinely violates rights of adolescent inmates

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] released a report [press release] Monday finding that the New York City Department of Correction [official website] has routinely violated the constitutional rights of male teenagers at the Rikers Island jail complex. The report was released after a multi-year investigation pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) [text] was completed, which found that correctional officers relied on physical forms of punishment. No legal action has commenced [Reuters report]…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/doj-new-york-jail-routinely-violates-rights-of-adolescent-inmates.php

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