Kalief Browder, Teenager Wrongfully Imprisoned and Tortured at Rikers Island, Commits Suicide | In 2013, after spending years behind bars in the notorious New York torture chamber known as Rikers Island without ever having been convicted of a crime, then 19 year-old Kalief Browder finally was allowed to return to his family and loved ones. However, those who had known the 16 year-old young man before he was tragically apprehended by an NYPD officer in 2010.

His story never leaves me because this can happen to anyone who cannot afford bail but is accused, not convicted, of a crime. Kalief Browder, Teenager Wrongfully Imprisoned and Tortured at Rikers Island, Commits Suicide

Inside Rikers Island, by the People Who Live It -- NYMag

Inside Rikers Island, Through the Eyes of the People Who Live and Work There

A sinking jail: The environmental disaster that is Rikers Island

A sinking jail: The environmental disaster that is Rikers Island

Flooding, extreme heat, and air pollution plague New York City's notorious jail complex.

15 of the World's Most Strange Abandoned Places - North Brother Island near New York City some of these pictures are so beautiful and haunting.

This Abandoned New York City Island Shows What Would Happen 50 Years After Humans

One of the World's Most Strange Abandoned Places - North Brother Island in New York City's East River.

The Fuck Supreme Guy Has Been Released from Rikers Island https://twitter.com/graveoffairfax/status/954863483199275008

The Fuck Supreme Guy Has Been Released from Rikers Island https://twitter.com/graveoffairfax/status/954863483199275008

Amid growing criticism from relatives of inmates and jail reformers, including the U.S. Department of Justice, which recently reported on a “deep-seated culture of violence” at Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill that will track and limit the use of solitary confinement at the correctional facility.

New York City Councilman Danny Dromm of Queens wants to close Rikers Island. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association has something to say about that this election season.

Seeking to Curb Jail Violence Bronx Prosecutors Set Up Shop on Rikers Island

Seeking to Curb Jail Violence Bronx Prosecutors Set Up Shop on Rikers Island

FDNY Rikers Island EMS

FDNY Rikers Island EMS

An Abandoned Island in The MIddle of NYC ~ Check out An Abandoned Island in The MIddle of NYC! We think #3 is incredible! http://girlscoolcars.blogspot.com/2013/07/an-abandoned-island-in-middle-of-nyc.html

Abandoned Island in The Middle of NYC The Mysterious North Brother Island Ghosts? This forgotten isle in the East River between Bronx and Rikers Island, NYC would make for a perfect film backdrop!

A sinking jail: The environmental disaster that is Rikers Island

A sinking jail: The environmental disaster that is Rikers Island

Flooding, extreme heat, and air pollution plague New York City’s notorious jail complex.

The now abandoned North Brother Island, located in the East River between the Bronx and Riker's Island, was once home to Riverside Hospital and Typhoid Mary. An iron spiral staircase on the eastern tip of the southern wing of the nurses' building. This room was originally a screened-in porch, 2008. Photograph by Ian Ference.

The forgotten island of New York The now abandoned North Brother Island, located in the East River between the Bronx and Riker's Island, was once home to Riverside Hospital and Typhoid Mary

This piece, a collaboration between New York Magazine and The Marshall Project, tells the story of Rikers Island through the words and experiences of the people who are held there, work there or visit the jail often. It is simple in its premise — let’s ask the people of Rikers — and outstanding in its execution. I came away conflicted because the story did what great stories do: It made me see Rikers from all perspectives. — Fernanda Santos, Phoenix Bureau Chief

Inside Rikers Island, Through the Eyes of the People Who Live and Work There

This piece, a collaboration between New York Magazine and The Marshall Project, tells the story of Rikers Island through the words and experiences of the people who are held there, work there or visit the jail often. It is simple in its premise — let’s ask the people of Rikers — and outstanding in its execution. I came away conflicted because the story did what great stories do: It made me see Rikers from all perspectives. — Fernanda Santos, Phoenix Bureau Chief

3 more correction officers convicted in beating of Rikers Island inmate | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Richard Riker And The New York Kidnapping Club: The Racist History Behind Riker's Island

Inside Rikers Island, by the People Who Live It -- NYMag

Inside Rikers Island, Through the Eyes of the People Who Live and Work There

Inside Rikers Island, by the People Who Live It -- NYMag

The judge who made international headlines by sending “Le Perv” Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Rikers Island instead of granting him bail has been promoted.

DSK judge promoted

The judge who made international headlines by sending “Le Perv” Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Rikers Island instead of granting him bail has been promoted.

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