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How All New Yorkers Killed Kalief Browder A Teen Who Spent 3 Years In Prison With NO Trial
Society & Culture  (tags: Kalief Browder, teenager, Rikers Island, suicide, pre trial, New York, backpack )

Sheryl
- 1472 days ago - nymag.com
At 16 he was arrested being accused of stealing a backpack spending 3 years at Rikers Island. He was in pre trial detention not serving a sentence as his family could not afford bail. He was beaten by guards and inmates. Never recovering he killed himself
In New York's Largest Jail, Teens Face 'Brute Force' And Intimidation That Horrifies Even Prosecutors
Society & Culture  (tags: Rikers Island, punishment, violence, brutal violence, police, politics, law, government, ethics, crime, children, rights, safety, news, society )

AWAY AWHI
- 1783 days ago - thinkprogress.org
In the second-largest jail in the nation, teens are beaten more frequently than not. They are placed in solitary confinement for disciplinary infractions that would be considered typical adolescent behavior outside of jail
Solitary Confinement in the Middle of New York City
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, solitary confinement, human rights, Rikers Island )

Nancy
- 2749 days ago - aclu.org
As we observed International Human Rights Day on Saturday, we needed look no further than New York City for a sobering reminder of how this nation too often fails to meet international human rights standards.
   

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