DOC Uses Fabricated Variance To Hold Youth In Restrictive Conditions

The Legal Aid Society sent the attached letter to the NYC Board of Correction today, after learning that the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) intends to continue to house young people in restrictive and harmful conditions in Enhanced Supervision Housing. The DOC issued an “emergency” variance after withdrawing this same variance at the outset of the public Board meeting on Tuesday this week. With this fabricated “emergency” they are attempting to continue to hold young people under extremely restrictive conditions the required Board oversight, transparency and opportunity for public input.”