Cuomo, Lawmakers Differ on Cost of Solitary Confinement Reform | New York Law Journal

The focus on the Humane Alternatives to Solitary (HALT) bill has intensified to where the Governor and both Houses are openly in discussions.

The Governor's cost estimates are much higher than the calculations from the Senate and Assembly and the advocates, who held a 'Tribunal' in the War Room that featured heartrending personal accounts of torture people experienced in the Box.

Later, advocates presented a proclamation with research on the traumatic harm inflicted by the Box to Chantalle Smith, chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

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In the 6th day of a hunger strike, advocates will be holding an all night vigil tonight at the Capital.