Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail/BRUTAL VIOLENCE

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/nyregion/rikers-study-finds-prisoners-injured-by-employees.html?_r=1

Excerpt...please read FULL article, and share

"What emerges is a damning portrait of guards on Rikers Island, who are poorly equipped to deal with mental illness and instead repeatedly respond with overwhelming force to even minor provocations.
The report notes that health department staff members interviewed 80 of the 129 inmates after their altercations with correction officers. In 80 percent of the cases, inmates reported being beaten after they were handcuffed."
My personal thanks to Tonya Meadows for sharing this most important information.


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