Looks like there's been a lot going on at this detention center. Unfortunately, the taxpayer is on the hook again for employees who can't control themselves even with surveillance cameras present.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two jail guards who have worked at New York City's Rikers Island complex were arrested on Wednesday on federal charges stemming from an assault that led to the death of an inmate there in December 2012. The city agreed last year to pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit by Spear's family.
New York (AFP) - An American man held for nearly three years as a teenager without trial at a notorious New York prison who later inspired efforts to reform the complex has committed suicide, officials said Monday. Browder was arrested in 2010 and taken to Rikers Island as a 16-year-old for allegedly stealing a backpack, a crime he said he did not commit. The New Yorker magazine took up his case. He was kept for two years in solitary confinement and had attempted to kill himself several times. Rare surveillance footage, obtained by the magazine in April, showed him abused on two separate occasions. In 2012, a guard escorted a handcuffed Browder to the shower, and violently hurled him to the floor.