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Kalief Browder, Kalief Browder's Family Settles with NYC for $3.3 Million

Kalief Browder’s Family Settles with NYC for $3.3 Million

The settlement was called “fair and reasonable” by the family’s lawyer

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Ex-Rikers Guard Gets 30 Years For Kicking Sick Inmate To Death

Former Rikers Island Correctional Facility guard Brian Coll was sentenced to 30 years in prison for…

The Kalief Browder Story: One Brother’s Quest for Justice

Imagine being thrown into New York’s city jail, Rikers Island at age 16 for a…

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In Brief: Sessions Order May Affect Police Reform, Jay-Z Praises Rikers Island Closure

AG Sessions Orders Review of Police Reform Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the Justice…

Rikers Island

NYC Mayor Announces Plan to Close Notorious Rikers Island—Finally

In what could become the biggest criminal justice news of the year, a plan has…

Kalief Browder’s Mother Paid a Cost Far Higher Than His Bail

Three thousand dollars. The price of a cheap used car, a decent college scholarship, or…

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Kalief Browder’s Mom Shares the Pain That Killed Her Son…and Perhaps Her

Several days after the death of Venida Browder, who succumbed to a heart attack on Friday,…

Kalief Browder, 1993–2015

The Life and Death of Kalief Browder

Last fall, I wrote about a young man named Kalief Browder, who spent three years…

City correction officer criminally charged with lying about not leaving her post when an inmate 'baked' to death

Rikers Guard Who Let Inmate Die Faces Charges

A city correction officer was criminally charged Monday with lying about not leaving her post…

Deal Reached in New York City Cell Death

Family of Man Who Died in Hot Prison Cell to Receive Settlement

The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally…