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§ 6-07 Policy.*
* Editor's note: Section 10 of the rule enacted on June 9, 2021, and effective on July 9, 2021, provides for implementation as follows:
The policies, procedures, criteria, programs, plans, reports, and forms required by this rule shall be developed, approved and implemented by the dates specified below. Unless otherwise stated, all time periods are computed from the effective date of these rules. Any provisions not specifically referenced below shall take effect as of the effective date of the rule.
 
SECTION
MPLEMENTATION
§ 6-07: Prohibition on the Use of Punitive Segregation
(a) The use of all forms of punitive segregation as defined in 40 RCNY § 6-03(b)(12) shall be prohibited in all existing and future DOC facilities.
November 1, 2021
(b) Upon the Department's elimination of punitive segregation, the only form of restrictive housing permitted in DOC facilities will be RMAS housing pursuant to 40 RCNY § 6-08 through § 6-26.
November 1, 2021
 
   (a)   Punitive segregation, also known as PSEG or solitary confinement, imposes significant risks of psychological and physical harm on people in custody. These risks are intensified for those with pre-existing mental illness or medical conditions and young adults. The risk of self-harm and potentially fatal self-harm is also strongly associated with solitary confinement. The hallmarks of solitary confinement – social deprivation and enforced idleness – create these serious health risks and are antithetical to the goals of social integration and positive behavioral change.
   (b)*   By November 1, 2021, the use of all forms of punitive segregation as defined in 40 RCNY § 6-03(b)(12), shall be prohibited in all existing and future DOC facilities.
* Editor's note: Pursuant to Section 10 of the rule that enacted this section, this subsection (c) will be implemented on November 1, 2021.
   (c)*   Upon the Department's elimination of punitive segregation and commencing November 1, 2021, the only form of restrictive housing the Department is permitted to operate will be RMAS housing pursuant to 40 RCNY § 6-08 through § 6-26.
* Editor's note: Pursuant to Section 10 of the rule that enacted this section, this subsection (c) will be implemented on November 1, 2021.
(Added City Record 6/9/2021, eff. 7/9/2021)