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EXCLUSIVE: Judge slams jail officials for failing to provide proper cooling for overheating Rikers Island cells

Federal Judge Harold Baer ripped city Correctional Department authorities for failing to provide inmates with cooling in their jail cells on hot days. Rikers Island faces controversy for the death of an inmate who was found in a 101-degree cell in February. In 2004, the judge ordered the jail to set up proper ventilation and cooling. [read the full story here]


New York Daily News, Monday, May 26, 2014

tags: Prison Conditions & Corruption, New York

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