“Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail,” The New York Times, Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz

12 Jul “Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail,” The New York Times, Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz

 

This article describes an 11-month study completed by DOHMH which found that 129 incarcerated people experienced serious injuries in altercations with DOC staff. Seventy-seven percent of those injured had a mental health diagnosis. In 80% of the cases in which incarcerated

Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail,” The New York Times, Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz, July 14, 2014