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  • New York City Inmates in Solitary Not Getting Exercise Time

    New York City Inmates in Solitary Not Getting Exercise Time

    More than 90 percent of New York City jail inmates in solitary confinement aren't getting their legally mandated one hour of daily recreation time outside their cells, according to a report released on Wednesday by the city agency that oversees the n...

  • Violence Pervasive in New York City Youth Jails: US

    Violence Pervasive in New York City Youth Jails: US

    New York City jails holding teenage inmates are extremely violent and unsafe - and major reforms are needed.

  • US Jails Struggle With Role as Makeshift Asylums

    US Jails Struggle With Role as Makeshift Asylums

    Many of the 3,300 jails across the US have seen a rise in the number of inmates with serious mental illnesses, most arrested for non-violent crimes.

  • New York City Jails Neglected Suicide Precautions

    New York City Jails Neglected Suicide Precautions

    In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening form that said he was "thinking...

  • Inmate Died After Seven Days in New York City Cell

    Inmate Died After Seven Days in New York City Cell

    After a mentally ill Bradley Ballard made a lewd gesture to a female guard at the Rikers Island jail, he was locked in his cell alone for seven increasingly agitated days in which he was denied some of his medication, clogged his toilet so that it ov...

  • $25 Million Lawsuit for Inmate Who Died in Hot New York City Cell

    $25 Million Lawsuit for Inmate Who Died in Hot New York City Cell

    The mother of a mentally ill, homeless veteran who was found dead in a 100-degree Fahrenheit (38-Celsius) New York City jail cell that overheated due to an equipment malfunction plans to file a $25 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

  • Homeless man dies after jail cell overheats in US

    Homeless man dies after jail cell overheats in US

    A mentally ill homeless veteran who died behind bars last month "basically baked to death" in a jail cell that overheated to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius), a New York City official tells The Associated Press.

  • This man was arrested 29 times for nabbing trains, buses

    This man was arrested 29 times for nabbing trains, buses

    Darius McCollum can explain the complicated workings of the New York City transit system with the precision of a veteran conductor. He knows every subway stop, every line, every train.

  • Lil Wayne is engaged

    Lil Wayne is engaged

    The 'Lollipop' hitmaker popped the question to his girlfriend Dhea on Valentine's Day (14.02.12) and he took to his twitter account today (15.02.12) to confirm she accepted his proposal. He wrote: "She said yes!"The pair are expected to wed in the spring and the cocktail waitress is e pregnant with ...

  • IMF chief under suicide watch

    IMF chief under suicide watch

    Guards at New York City's massive Rikers Island jail complex are taking unusual precautions to make sure that IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stays safe behind bars.The 62-year-old banker and diplomat has a whole jail wing to himself, a medical device to make sure he doesn't stop breathing at night...

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