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Rikers Island treatment addressed in legislation

Bharara says there is a code of silence

Bharara says there is a code of silence among many at Rikers Island, including correction officers. (August 18, 2014 5:23 PM)

City Council members hope legislation announced Monday will end the practice of solitary confinement on Rikers Island.

The proposal would require a quarterly report detailing the number of people who've been placed in solitary, their ages and the reasons for their confinement.

The announcement comes two weeks after a scathing report from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara concerning adolescent...

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