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NYC Ends Solitary Confinement in Jails

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The New York City Board of Correction voted to end solitary confinement in city jails on Tuesday.

The restrictive housing practice long panned by criminal justice activists will be replaced by an alternative disciplinary model called the Risk Management Accountability System (RMAS).

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who unveiled plans for solitary confinement reforms in March, praised the board’s decision.

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