Pictures of Proposed Solitary Confinement Units in NYC
April 14, 2021:
Obtained through a FOIL request, these are photographs of the NIC structurally restrictive housing units that the Board of Correction's proposed rules are based on. Under the Board's proposed rules, these cages are where people will be locked alone for so-called "out-of-cell" time. Clearly, being alone in this cage will not afford people any meaningful out-of-cell time, meaningful programming, or meaningful human engagement. Under the proposed rules, people will thus be held alone in a cage 24 hours a day, and can be held in these units indefinitely.