Case: Kids

Settled lawsuit over teen solitary confinement to cost Onondaga County $270,000

April 30th, 2018

By Tim Knauss tknauss@syracuse.com, syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Onondaga County taxpayers will pay $270,000 to the lawyers that forced the county sheriff’s office to curb the use of solitary confinement for juvenile jail inmates, if county lawmakers approve the payment Tuesday. The county last summer settled a federal class-action lawsuit by agreeing not to confine […]

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Settlement Will Improve Mental Health and Educational Services For Onondaga County Juveniles

July 5th, 2017

NEW YORK, July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Continued collaboration between lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), and Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY) resulted in a significant victory for youth incarcerated in Syracuse, New York’s Justice Center jail. A settlement with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and Syracuse City School District put an end to the Center’s use […]

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Judge Halts Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in Upstate Jail

February 24th, 2017

Steve Viuker, New York Law Journal Minors who are housed in New York adult prisons may not be held in solitary confinement, a federal judge has ruled. Northern District Judge David Hurd granted a preliminary injunction preventing state corrections officials from subjecting 16- and 17-year-olds to solitary confinement. He said it was likely the plaintiffs […]

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