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Prohibition on the custody of youth in Rikers Island facilities
Correction (COR) CHAPTER 43, ARTICLE 20
§ 500-p. 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.