NYC jail brass claims chaining inmates to desks makes them feel safer at class – by Sarah Ryley & Reuben Blau [NY Daily News] City’s Jail Oversight Board Says DOC Can Continue to Put Inmates in Restraint Desks on Rikers – by Courtney Gross......No comment
Over 12,000 New Yorkers are incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other city jails each day. Over 9,700 of those incarcerated daily are pre-trial detainees who are being held without being convicted of a crime. Most are there because they cannot afford bail. People being held in New York City jails face solitary confinement, inadequate mental health services and a culture of brutality carried out by correction officers.