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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, 1993–2015

Kalief Browder, in July, 2014.Rikers Island detention without arrest, alleged theft and no trial-- assaulted in Rikers. Suicid as result of prison trauma.

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I love how America's character can go from being this super goofy, geeky, hero to an angel faced criminal.

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