Tag: rikers island

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Before the Law

Sixteen-year-old Kalief Browder was accused of taking a backpack. He spent the next three years on Rikers Island, without trial.


Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality

An investigation into how Rikers Island guards treat the roughly 4,000 inmates who are mentally ill.


The Lords of Rikers

The juvenile ward on Rikers Island is a world of constant violence fueled by gangs and, allegedly, encouraged and overseen by the guards.


A Thief Dines Out, Hoping Later to Eat In

For Gangaram Mahes, Rikers Island was the only chance for three squares and a “decent life.” So Mahes committed the same crime 31 straight times: refusing to pay the check at New York City restaurants.