27 Jun NYC Official Says Rape is Inevitable at Rikers Island: If true, we cannot send anyone there by Nick Malinowski, The Huffington Post
NYC Official Says Rape is Inevitable at Rikers Island: If true, we cannot send anyone there by Nick Malinowski, The Huffington Post, 6.27.16
In the most recent acknowledgement of what federal prosecutors dubbed a “culture of brutality” at Rikers Island, a mayoral appointee to the agency overseeing NYC jails, said eliminating rape at Rikers Island is an impossible task, providing yet more motivation for advocates seeking to close the troubled jail complex for good.
“As long as we are going to have prisons we are going to have sexual abuse in prisons. That’s the reality. That’s what happens,” said Gerard Bryant on June 14, referring specifically to staff at Rikers Island raping people in their custody, at the monthly meeting of the NYC Board of Correction. Read Full Text of Nick’s blog piece for Huff Post here.