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Woman Sues Hospital After She Pulls Life Support Of Man Who Wasn't Her Brother
Shirell Powell thought her sibling was brain-dead, but he was actually in a New York jail on an unrelated charge.
Kalief Browder's Brother Searches For Justice On Anniversary Of His Death
Browder spent three years at Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime.
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Closing Rikers Is Just The Start
Lewis Webb Jr.
, Guest Writer
There should not be a price tag on justice.
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First Rikers Island Jail Facility Set To Close This Summer
It's part of a larger plan to close all nine facilities on the island.
Lucas Jackson / Reuters
A Poet's Fight Against Money Bail
I recently read the heartbreaking story of Pedro Hernandez ― a Bronx teen jailed at Rikers Island for a year, although witnesses
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Inmate Captured Hours After Escaping From Rikers
Naquan Hill, 24, a burglary suspect, was found on the island.
From Hardship To Healing: The Complicated Journey Of Women Incarcerated At Rikers Island
Lipi Roy, MD, MPH
Addiction Physician. Medical Director, Kingsboro Addiction Tre...
“I’m so tired of the system. Juvenile detention to adult prison ... All those years behind bars, but I never got the help
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Finance Worker Allegedly Said He Fatally Stabbed His Small Pet Dog In Self-Defense
Cops say they found only two small scratches on his arms.
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Kalief Browder Now Has A Street Named After Him In The Bronx
He would have turned 24 this May.
NYC Spends $116 Million A Year Jailing People Who Can’t Afford To Pay Their Way Out
And the true cost is likely far higher than that.
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Women Of Rikers Island On The Reality Of Mother's Day Behind Bars
One mom lives with her son in the facility.
My Best Friend's Death (Wish It Were Wedding)
Director, 'The Drowning'
I knew the best way to deal with my grief and my anger was to channel these emotions into something outside myself.
John Legend On 10-Year Plan To Close Rikers: 'We Can Do It Faster'
John Legend is in on this fight to close Rikers Island, too. But he's not trying to wait a decade.
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How Kalief Browder's Dad Reinforced A Problematic View Of Black Prisoners
Browder's mom knew her son's imprisonment was the result of an unjust system. His dad thought otherwise.
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Here's How NYC Corrections Could Change After Rikers Island Shuts Down
"Rikers Island is a 19th century solution to a 21st century problem."
Chip East / Reuters
They're Finally Going To Close Rikers Island, America's Monument To Jail Cruelty
It's about damn time.
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