The Scariest Places in America | HART ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY | Many New Yorkers don't even know about this 101-acre island, which sits in the Long Island Sound and is part of the Bronx. Once a Nike missile base, the island has been home to prisoners and psychiatric inmates, and as the country's largest cemetery, is currently a mass burial site for the city's unclaimed and unidentified dead. Burials are handled by volunteer inmates from Riker's Island.
Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against New York City for alleged civil-rights violations at Rikers Island, demonstrating their impatience with the city’s efforts to improve conditions at the jail complex.
Chance McRody, pictured here, was viciously targeted and attacked at Rikers Island – reportedly by other inmates. In the past it has been discovered that Rikers Islands Officers were in fact the ones who were “authorizing and directing” such attacks.