The Hell of Rikers Island


Rikers    “It’s not rare,” says lawyer Paul Layton: “suicide is very common in the first days or hours after incarceration. One is terrified, desperate. It is not for nothing that shoe laces are taken from the prisoners to prevent them from hanging themselves.”

f-rom the Nouvel Observateur of October 23, 2014, attached as a PDF (file in French)

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