PLEASE; NOTE: 49 SIGNED MY PETITION FOR TO BAN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT FOR CHILDREN – FINALLY I HAD TO CLOSE IT
September 26, 2014
Ismael Nazario was awaiting trial for robbery when he was sent to solitary confinement at Rikers Island for the first time.
He was 16, and he ended up at the notorious New York City prison because, by his own description, he had fallen in with the wrong crowd after years of being on the honor roll. He was raised by a single mom who was diagnosed with cancer when he was 13, and as her health faded, so did Nazario’s interest in grades.