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The Cover-Up Of Torture In America’s Prisons

AFRICANGLOBE - Last week, the New York Times reported allegations that prison guards systematically tortured inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York following the high profile escape of two inmates.

Family Of Kalief Browder To Sue New York City

AFRICANGLOBE - The family of Kalief Browder -- the Bronx teen who spent three years in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail without a conviction -- will sue the city for $20 million, according to documents submitted to the city comptroller's office Thursday. Browder took his own life in June, and his parents, Venida and Everett Browder, say their son's suicide was a direct result of his harrowing ordeal at Rikers Island prison.

6 Ways White Supremacy Takes Its Toll On Black People’s Mental...

AFRICANGLOBE - Officially, Kalief Browder died as a result of suicide at his family’s home in the Bronx this weekend. Yet it’s not a stretch to say the racist criminal justice system that locked him up for more than three years without a trial was likely the main culprit for the young man’s death. This is what white supremacy does. It disproportionately targets Black people and uses its system (jails, police, unsupportive work environments, white privilege at universities and other institutions) to break them. But it is not just about jails. Even young black kids who attend pool parties are at risk.

The Death Of Kalief Browder

AFRICANGLOBE - The suicide of Kalief Browder, who at 16 was accused of stealing a backpack and thrown into New York’s Rikers Island prison, where he was tortured and starved in solitary confinement without ever having been convicted of a crime, has exposed before the world the barbarity of America’s “justice” system.

Wrongly Imprisoned For Three Years, Kalief Browder Commits Suicide

AFRICANGLOBE - A 21-year-old New York man who spent three years in a city jail as a teen and was subjected to beatings by guards but never charged with a crime has committed suicide.

Shocking Video Shows Teen’s Horrifying 3-Year Incarceration At Rikers Island

AFRICANGLOBE - Ten days before his 16th birthday, Kalief Browder was arrested in the Bronx on charges of stealing a backpack. Browder would spend the next three years at Rikers Island, New York City’s massive jail complex, awaiting trial. He spent two of those years in solitary confinement. His case was eventually dismissed.

16-Year-Old Jailed At Rikers For 3 Years Without Trial

AFRICANGLOBE - Kalief Browder says he spent more than 400 days in solitary confinement, was deprived of meals, and was assaulted and beaten both by officers and fellow inmates. Browder attempted suicide at least six times. Last month he filed a lawsuit last month against the city and several agencies.