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Kalief Browder's Lawyer Reacts To Horrific Video Of Rikers Island Beatings

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.24.2015 | Black Voices

One day after The New Yorker published horrific new video of teenage Rikers Island inmate Kalief Browder being beaten by a corrections officer and oth...

New Video Shows NYC Teen's 3 Years Of Hell In Rikers Island Jail

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.24.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK -- Kalief Browder spent three years in New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex on a robbery charge that was ultimately dismiss...

Christopher Mathias

1,500 Rikers Island Inmates Have Been Behind Bars More Than A Year Without Being Convicted | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping plan Tuesday to modernize the city’s criminal justice system and improve conditions in the Rikers...

Snail-Paced Reforms at City Jails Are Unacceptable

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Brooklyn Defender Services

A recent NYC Board of Corrections (BOC) meeting disclosed a troubling state of affairs at the city jails. Violence between prisoners, guards and medical staff is on the rise and the department's use of solitary confinement and punitive segregation remain sticky subjects.

WATCH: Teen Jailed For Years With No Conviction Says He Was 'Starved'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

In March of 2012, Kalief Browder says he ripped the sheets off his bed inside a jail cell at Rikers Island, and fashioned a noose from the ceiling. Ac...

Teen Opens Up About Years In Rikers Island With No Conviction

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York

In 2010, Kalief Browder was walking home when he was suddenly arrested by the NYPD after a stranger said the 16 year old had robbed him. He joins Huff...

What Happened To This Teen Was A Complete Miscarriage Of Justice

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.26.2013 | New York

Bronx resident Kalief Browder was walking home from a party when he was abruptly arrested by New York City police officers on May 14, 2010. A complete...