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Kalief Browder, Teenager Wrongfully Imprisoned and Tortured at Rikers Island, Commits Suicide | In 2013, after spending years behind bars in the notorious New York torture chamber known as Rikers Island without ever having been convicted of a crime, then 19 year-old Kalief Browder finally was allowed to return to his family and loved ones. However, those who had known the 16 year-old young man before he was tragically apprehended by an NYPD officer in 2010.

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Kalief Browder, Held at Rikers Island for 3 Years Without Trial, Commits Suicide

Kalief Browder, Held at Rikers Island for 3 Years Without Trial, Commits Suicide - NYTimes.com

from Daily Intelligencer

Inside Rikers Island, Through the Eyes of the People Who Live and Work There

This piece, a collaboration between New York Magazine and The Marshall Project, tells the story of Rikers Island through the words and experiences of the people who are held there, work there or visit the jail often. It is simple in its premise — let’s ask the people of Rikers — and outstanding in its execution. I came away conflicted because the story did what great stories do: It made me see Rikers from all perspectives. — Fernanda Santos, Phoenix Bureau Chief

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A sinking jail: The environmental disaster that is Rikers Island

Flooding, extreme heat, and air pollution plague New York City's notorious jail complex.

Mistreatment, Abuse and Murder of the Mentally Ill & Others at Rikers Island "Correctional" Facility

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After being hogtied, shackled and severely beaten by police, this man won a $450K settlement, only to be murdered a day before receiving it.

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Rikers Island: Female Corrections Officer Nicole Bartley Charged With Raping Male Inmate

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Three Rikers Island Officials Punished for Inmate’s Death

A mentally ill vet overheated in his cell.Three Rikers Island Officials Punished for Inmate’s Death

Brutal Treatment of Kids at Rikers Island Jail ‘Inspired by Lord of the Flies,’ Says DOJ | Alternet