New York City Sues State Over the Cost of Housing Juveniles in Prisons

December 10, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — Taking a contentious step intended to shake up the state’s troubled juvenile prison system, New York City is suing the state, claiming it overcharged tens of millions of dollars a year for housing many of the city’s young offenders in upstate jails.  The suit, which was filed last month in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, surprised and incensed state officials, who had been trying for months to hammer out an agreement on the issue with the Bloomberg administration.

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