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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rikers for Teens: 'A Deep-Seated Culture of Violence'

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

After a federal report found a pattern of abuses against teen prisoners, hear from a caller inside the prison about what conditions are really like.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A 'Culture of Brutality' on Rikers Island

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A New York Times investigation found that Department of Corrections guards at Rikers Island had beaten inmates so severely they required outside medical attention. The Times' Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz discuss their reporting.

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WNYC News

Family Seeks Answers on Death of Legally Blind Man

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The family of a legally blind inmate who died at Manhattan criminal court last week wants answers.

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WNYC News

More Young Offenders Diverted Away from Criminal Justice System

Sunday, December 09, 2012

The city is keeping many more juvenile offenders out of the court system and sending them to community based programs instead.

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WNYC News

Council Looking Into City Cemetery

Friday, October 28, 2011

A City Council oversight committee is is pushing for both better record keeping and greater access for the public to the Potter's Field cemetery at Hart Island, where 850,000 people are buried.

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WNYC News

Cleaning (the Big) House: Correction Shake-Up Part of Image, Mission Overhaul

Friday, August 19, 2011

The recently resigned former top uniformed officer in the Department of Correction was forced out by a commissioner who is pressing ahead to improve the image and performance of the embattled agency, sources told WNYC.

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