Eric Adams, the mayor-elect of New York City, pushed back against progressives within his own political party who are calling for him to end the practice of solitary confinement for criminals.
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“You cannot have a jail system where someone sexually assaults a staffer, slashes an inmate, & they say, ‘It’s all right—I’m going to give you an iPad & just hug you & say don’t do it again,'” he told reporters.
Adams then rebuked the 29 members of the City Council who signed a letter sent Tuesday that demanded passage of the legislation, arguing they were “romanticizing this issue.”
NYC Mayor-Elect Adams on demands to end solitary confinement: “You cannot have a jail system where someone sexually assaults a staffer, slashes an inmate, & they say, ‘It’s all right—I’m going to give you an iPad & just hug you & say don’t do it again.’”— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 22, 2021
Incoming Mayor @ericadamsfornyc assailed members of @NYCCouncil for sending letter asking him to reverse position on solitary confinement:— Gloria Pazmino (@GloriaPazmino) December 21, 2021
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