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New York City Prisoners

NYC's Annual Cost Per Inmate: $168,000

The New York Times | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York

New York City is an expensive place to live for just about everyone, including prisoners. The city paid $167,731 to feed, house and guard each inma...

Sick And In Solitary On Rikers Island

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

Last summer, a 25-year-old robbery suspect at Rikers Island took a ball of concentrated soap meant to clean his jail cell and swallowed it. Jason Eche...

Inmates Bake Bread For Entire NYC Prison Population

AP | By VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Each morning, and again in the afternoon, the blades of three bread-slicing machines are counted carefully. Only then does the bakery let ...