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Brixton Prison Interior, Brixton Hill 1902

from the Guardian

Former Rikers Island officers sentenced to prison for beating inmate

Former Rikers Island officers sentenced to prison for beating inmate | US news | The Guardian

The Horticultural Society of New York: The Hort's work in horticultural therapy began in 1989 on Rikers Island, one of the largest jail complexes in the world, housing a daily average of 13,000 inmates. The Hort created a program that converted two acres of moribund landscape into a lush garden, tended to — and cultivated by — inmates. Named the GreenHouse, this was the first program to use horticulture therapy to help incarcerated individuals, and the program still thrives today.

from Mail Online

Beating photo of inmate released -judge says 6 guards should be fired

Brutal beating photo of inmate is released as judge says the six Rikers Island prison guards responsible should be fired Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

from BBC News

Strauss-Kahn on jail suicide watch

Riker's Island Inmates

Surveillance video captures Rikers Island inmate brutally attacking correction officer

police brutality, murder, settlement

from BuzzFeed

U.S. Attorney Says Rikers Island Is Like "Lord Of The Flies" For Teenage Inmates

Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against New York City for alleged civil-rights violations at Rikers Island, demonstrating their impatience with the city’s efforts to improve conditions at the jail complex.


New York City to Pay $2.75 Million to Settle Suit in Death of Rikers Island Inmate

The settlement in Ronald Spear’s case is one of the largest paid by New York City in recent years to resolve a lawsuit alleging violence against an inmate.