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Keeping Calm at Rikers Island

New York City’s jail guards are highly offended at a poster displayed on the jailhouse walls exhorting them to “KEEP CALM AND REMEMBER EGOS AND UOF [Use Of Force] DON’T MIX.” The sign went up in response to the federal monitor’s recent … Continue reading

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How to make jail visitors comfortable: fingerprint them

Rikers Island, a notorious hellhole where arrested persons can enjoy their presumption of innocence behind bars while awaiting trial, has instituted a policy called Visitor Express, which according to the NYC Department of Corrections, “was developed with visitors’ comfort in … Continue reading

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