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"I've Never Seen a Subway Before" - College Freshmen Enter NYC

Thousands of students move in this week, and some like Lauren Graneto (above) have never visited before.

Fordham University's cafeteria is teeming with life. Rising above the clinking silverware and quiet *blop* of chicken tenders being dipped into ketchup is the conversation of hundreds of college freshmen, newly arrived to the Bronx campus. Classes start Wednesday, and today is the final day of orientation.

Some NYC Lawmakers, Advocacy Groups Aim to Change City's Use of Solitary Confinement

Petition Calls for New Rules on Punitive Segregation.

Research from a team of experts at the United Nations says solitary confinement is a harsh measure that should only be used as a last resort, but the New York City Jails Action Coalition says while fewer people are in jail, more inmates are finding themselves in solitary confinement.