Ismael: "I went to the box, the bing, solitary confinement, the hoosegow, the SHU. My first time, they gave me 15 days. Then I did 120. Upstate, I did 6 months. That was brutal. They strip search you, and then they put you in your cell.
Why put a young person through the torture of the box? It breaks you down mentally. Young people don’t need to be in anybody’s jail, period. They really do need some type of services, some place where they really can be rehabilitated."