Rikers Island

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My First-Hand Account, As An Inmate Witnessing Abuse Of Power On Rikers Island

Although I would get an early release for overpopulation, the time I spent at Rose M. Singer, the female unit for inmates at Rikers, was an eye opening experience in terms of the abuse of power between the guards and inmates.

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Mayor De Blasio: Building A New Rikers Island Solitary Confinement Unit Isn't Reform—It's Torture

It is not time to build a new solitary confinement unit with a new name—it is time to close all solitary units.