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Rikers Island Brutality

Tragic Deaths Shed Light On Brutality At Rikers

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

On New Year's Day, Fabian Cruz — a mentally ill inmate at Rikers' Island that was supposed to be on suicide watch — hanged himself, continuing a d...

Christopher Mathias

Rikers Island Inmate Says He Was Beaten And Sodomized By Guard | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In the latest horror story to emerge from New York’s largest jail, an inmate claims a guard tied him to a hospital bed before beating an...

Report: Violence At Rikers Island Surged Under Bloomberg

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

The current crisis of brutality and mental illness overwhelming Rikers Island, one of the country's most notoriously violent jail complexes, can be tr...