The New York Civil Liberties Union and Prisoners' Legal Services of New York filed a class action lawsuit in state supreme court against New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) for illegally subjecting people to prolonged solitary confinement in violation of the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement Act (HALT), passed in 2021. 


Antony Gemmell, Molly Biklen, Ify Chikezie, Courtney Colwell and Alanis McAlmont for NYCLU; Elise Czuchna, Andrew Stecker, Jim Bogin, Matt McGowan and Hallie Mitnick for PLSNY; Alexis Karteron for the Rutgers Constitutional Rights Clinic

Date filed

April 5, 2023


New York State Supreme Court, Albany County