Tag: Prison Guards and Corrections Officers

Complaints Against Texas’ Juvenile Prisons Include Violence and Sex Abuse

Ms. Dennis said her son ended up at the center after taking her car without permission several times and money from her purse. After talking to the authorities, she was advised that if she “wanted to teach her son a lesson,” he needed to go to a juvenile facility, Ms. Dennis said, a decision she […]

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Justice Dept. to Investigate Reports of Abuse in Texas’ Juvenile Prisons

“We all share the same goals for the youth in our care: providing for their safety, their effective rehabilitation, and the best chance for them to lead productive, fulfilling lives,” Camille Cain, the executive director of the Texas department, said in a statement. While the U.S. Justice Department and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas, a […]

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Inside Rikers: Dysfunction, Lawlessness and Detainees in Control

When a detainee decided to hijack a bus inside the Rikers Island jail complex, little was in place to stop him. All he had to do was rise from where he sat with a half dozen other handcuffed men and walk to the front of the unguarded vehicle: A gate that should have confined him […]

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Crisis at Rikers and N.Y.C Jails Grows With 12th Death in Custody

A man who was being held at a New York City jail died on Wednesday, becoming the 12th person in city custody to die this year. Stephan Khadu, 24, died after being held at the Vernon C. Bain Center, a floating jail barge that is docked just north of the Rikers Island jail complex, where […]

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‘I Just Want to Be Normal’: A Mentally Ill Man’s Death at Rikers

When Esias Johnson moved to New York from his hometown in 2019, chasing dreams of musical stardom, his parents were terrified. Mr. Johnson, then 21, had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome as a child and suffered from mental illness for much of his young life, failing to fit in and eventually getting into trouble with […]

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