Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Lauds Passage Of Halt Solitary Legislation, Overhauling Solitary Confinement In New York State

ALBANY – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris hailed the passage of the HALT Solitary legislation (S.2836), which overhauls the practice of solitary confinement in New York State.

Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris said, “There should be no place in civilized society for the legalized torture of solitary confinement, which serves no useful purpose. I’m glad the Senate is joining with the Assembly to put this inhumane practice behind us once and for all.” 

For a video of Senator Gianaris’ speech on the Senate floor, click here.