NEW YORK CITY
BOARD OF CORRECTION
December 16, 2015, 3:30 PM
455 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016 - Auditorium on Ground Floor
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
1. Aproval of November Meeting Minutes
2. Publie Comment Related to Proposed Variances and Final Rule
3. Discussion and Vote on Limited Variance: BOC Minimun Standard 1 - 17, Punitive Segregation (Waiver of seven days release from punitive segregation requirement) - DOC
4. Discussion and vote on Final Rule
5. Update on Young Adult Plan
a. DOC Update
b. Ad Hoc Adolescent and Young Adult Committee Update
c. Discussion of Variance and Proposed Conditions of Limited Variance: BOC Minimum Standard 1 - 02 (c) (Date by which the Department shall implement the requirement that inmates aged 18 - 21 be housed separately and apart from inmates over the age of 21)
d. Vote on Limited Variance: BOC Minimum Standard 1 - 02 (c) (Date by which the Department shall implement the requirement that inmates aged 18 - 21 be housed separately and apart from inmates over the age of 21)
And there was public commentary from members of the audience from groups like NYC Jails Action Coalition and Resist Rikers amongst others, and discussions from the Board of Corrections that had something to do with rolling back reforms, moving backwards, revised rules being much more restrictive, that vote we just had doesn't matter anymore, delaying regulations til the next board meeting, reviewing solitary confinement for more than 30 days, 7 day variances, concurrent infractions, serious infractions, rules, restraints, being cost effective, staff, waiting 6 months, punitive settings beyond 30 days, being confused on 30 day sentence, being concerned about 60 day overrides, the Chief of Staff and amendments, rule violations, out of cell time, serious assaults, alternative settings, owing more time, mental health workers (psychiatry kills, abolish forced psychiatric treatment....), people that work at Rikers Island, visitors, non violent acts, prolonged amounts of time in solitary confinement, waivers, and all things profit for prisons and more.
Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world's people and 25% of the world's prisoners. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State.