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Prisoners get abused, but we naturally don't believe them - ex-Rikers prison inmate

An analysis of data revealed that the police arrest Black & Hispanic students disproportionately in NYC schools. The police are also more likely to handcuff students of color.

Rikers prison guard indicted in death of mentally ill inmate

A Rikers Island correction officer was indicted on a civil-rights charge of deliberately ignoring the cries of an inmate who swallowed poisonous cleaning.

Traumatized by 3 Years at Rikers Prison Without Charge as a Teen, Kalief Browder Commits Suicide - YouTube

Traumatized by 3 Years at Rikers Prison Without Charge as a Teen, Kalief Browder Commits Suicide

Wrongly Incarcerated Youth, Scarred at Rikers Prison, Commits Suicide | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Wrongly Incarcerated Youth, Scarred at Rikers Prison, Commits Suicide

Rikers prison guards accused of harassing, beating up gay man visiting his inmate boyfriend

He was told by a correctional officer, in sum and substance, 'Fucking homosexual, who the fuck do you think you are?

Thursday, on what would have been his 24th birthday, a Bronx intersection was renamed for Kalief Browder, the 16-year-old boy flung into New York's brutal Rikers Prison after being wrongly accused of stealing a backpack. There he endured three years of "documented torture" - two in solitary - before charges were dropped and he was freed. Two traumatized years later, he hanged himself. A version of his “American tragedy," Kalief once said, "happens every day."

This image from a security video shows Browder getting roughed up at Rikers Island. Kalief Browder committed suicide in his family's Bronx apartment on Saturday

Rikers Prison Guard Tries Smuggling Small Blade Into Jail

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Free yourself from your own 'prison'....unchain yourself from the crowd. I love this

Life is all about freedom. My main focus in life is to live free.

Fellow gang members who are gone – whether it's temporarily or permanently – are not forgotten on the street. "FREE EROCC1" and another that says "FREE TCV" –  those gang members were or are in jail. "That whole thing started with Lil' Wayne," he said, referring to the "Free Weezy" campaign, which fans of rapper Lil' Wayne started when he went to Rikers Prison for eight months in 2010.

Know Your Graffiti: Disses, threats and the Mexican Mafia

Traumatized by 3 Years at Rikers Prison Without Charge as a Teen, Kalief Browder Commits Suicide

Traumatized by 3 Years at Rikers Prison Without Charge as a Teen, Kalief Browder Commits Suicide

Rikers’ prison moms pen lullabies for their newborns behind bars

Rikers’ inmate moms pen prison lullabies

Rikers’ prison moms pen lullabies for their newborns behind bars

Rikers is notorious for prisoner violence,many inmates claim it to be much worse than the most hazardous New York streets.

hurricane irene and the prisoners on rikers island - article from solitary watch

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: "There's No Sense in Prison"

Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she'll keep protesting.