“There’s lots of brutality… Horrible brutality,” ….. this is part of our sad reality. Our systems are broken …. I wonder if beyond control! Is there “someone” coming to fix them?
Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video is called Prison Abuse and Torture in U.S. Prisons.
By Andre Damon:
Torture and death in America’s prisons
15 July 2014
Viewed from the high-rise multi-billion-dollar apartments lining the South side of New York’s Central Park, colloquially referred to as Billionaires’ Row, Rikers Island looms just over the East River. The sprawling island prison complex, which warehouses over 12,000 inmates in squalor and misery, lies between Manhattan, home to a fifth of America’s billionaires, and the Bronx, where half of all children live in households that do not have enough to eat.
“There’s lots of brutality… Horrible brutality,” the former director of mental health services at Rikers told the New York Times. On Monday, the newspaper reported, based on a review of internal prison documents, that over a single eleven-month period, 129 inmates were beaten so severely by prison guards that their…
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