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Feds sue N.Y.C. citing 'deeply disturbing' conditions at Rikers Island
Feds sue N.Y.C. citing 'deeply disturbing' conditions at Rikers Island

Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday over its handling of violence against young inmates held on Rikers Island, calling the jail complex a place where adolescents are “subjected to unconstitutional conditions and confinement.” Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a filing Thursday that his office wanted to speed reforms at the facility following a Justice Department report in August that found "Rikers is a dangerous place” where a "pervasive climate of fear exists." At a news conference announcing the suit, Bharara said, “Today we have taken a legal step that we believe is necessary .......

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