New Age of Separation for Adolescents and Adults in Jails and Prisons

The State has recently passed a law lowering the age of separation for adolescents and adults in jails and prisons from 19 years old to 18. Effective Monday, April 21, 2014, all 16- and 17-year-olds will now be separated from those who are 18 or older at City corrections facilities. 

For the time being, 18-year-olds will be housed together at RNDC, EMTC and RMSC facilities, and they will continue to receive the opportunity to go to school. They will also continue to participate in the ABLE program. 

For more information, visit the Department of Corrections website, or call the Office of Constituent Services at (718) 546-1500.