Sixteen-year-old Kalief Browder was accused of taking a backpack. He spent the next three years on Rikers Island, without trial.
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New York Times Jul 2014
An investigation into how Rikers Island guards treat the roughly 4,000 inmates who are mentally ill.
New York Jan 2011
The juvenile ward on Rikers Island is a world of constant violence fueled by gangs and, allegedly, encouraged and overseen by the guards.