Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Why Violence Toward Inmates at Rikers Grew

Guards’ violence toward young inmates of New York City jails on Rikers Island was the focus of a scathing federal report last week.
Richard Perry/The New York Times
Guards’ violence toward young inmates of New York City jails on Rikers Island was the focus of a scathing federal report last week.
Shrinking staff, increasing incidence of mental illness in the jails’ population and inattention by two city administrations fueled a rise in employ
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