1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Correction
  4. Article 20: Local Correctional Facilities


Section 500-P Prohibition on the custody of youth in Rikers Island facilities

Correction (COR)

Prohibition on the custody of youth in Rikers Island facilities. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no youth under the age of eighteen shall be placed or held in Rikers Island correctional facility or any facility located on Rikers Island located in the city of New York on or after April first, two thousand eighteen, to the extent practicable, but in no event after October first, two thousand eighteen and such youth shall be taken to and lodged in places certified by the office of children and family services in conjunction with the commission of correction and operated by the New York city administration for children's services in conjunction with the New York city department of corrections as a specialized juvenile detention facility for that purpose.