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Mother Who Was Assaulted By NYPD Thugs Released From Rikers Island

AFRICANGLOBE - A judge on Tuesday ordered the release of a mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in the crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office.

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.

Rikers Island Officers Fired For Hog-Tying And Beating Inmate

AFRICANGLOBE - New York City Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte announced Wednesday that he would fire a captain and five prison guards for hog-tying and beating Rikers Island inmate Robert Hinton in April 2012.

Breaking The Chains Of The Prison Industrial Complex

AFRICANGLOBE - Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York is in the news again. This time allegedly for officer brutalizing inmates. I did time at Rikers Island. No, not as an inmate, thank God, but as an employee. It’s another world behind those bars, where only the strong survive.

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.