New York Activists Launch Hunger Strike To End Long-Term Solitary Confinement

New York Activists Launch Hunger Strike To End Long-Term Solitary Confinement

A security fence surrounds the inmate housing on New York’s Rikers Island correctional facility. The state is poised to adopt new standards for solitary confinement in local jails at the urging of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

FILE – In this March 16, 2011, file photo, a security fence surrounds the inmate housing on New York’s Rikers Island correctional facility in New York. The state is poised to adopt new standards for solitary confinement in local jails at the urging of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)