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Mother Whose Son 'Baked to Death' in Prison Is Awarded $2.25 Mn

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- 1661 days ago -
The mother of a former Marine with mental health problems who died in over 100-degree heat at Rikers Island will receive $2.25 million from New York City. The family originally planned to sue for $25 million.


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Nancy C (806)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 8:33 am
I'm glad she's compensated, but the horror of the situation from the get-go needs to be a morbid lesson for Rikers and any facilities who are instrumental in neglect/abuse.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 1:20 pm
This does not bring back her son. Thanks.

Phyllis P (232)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 1:48 pm
Good Lord.....

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday November 2, 2014, 5:08 pm
Not enough. Better than nothing.

Patricia E G (52)
Monday November 3, 2014, 3:15 am
Known as an infamously hostile penal institution,
Rikers Island is in need of major investigations
if not a complete overhaul of its operations.
My brother was murdered by fellow inmates
when he was sentenced to Rikers 18 years ago.
A Rikers official said he committed suicide by
hanging himself with the leg of his pajama pants.
Rikers refused to release the body for a family
funeral, saying that he had already been buried
in their cemetary.
The abuses and cover ups in US penitentiaries
have reached paramount proportions. Most of
the atrocities that occur must be reported and
proven to take legal action.
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