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Family of Rikers Inmate Sues New York City Over His Death

The night Bradley Ballard died, he lay naked on the floor of his cell in a mental health observation unit at Rikers Island, weak and covered with feces. He had not been given medication for his schizophrenia and diabetes. And, unbeknown to guards, he had tied a rubber band around his genitals, causing them to become badly infected, New York City investigators later concluded. [read the full story here]


New York Times, Thursday, September 11, 2014

tags: Prison Conditions & Corruption, New York

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