More Brutality Charges Prompt Calls to Close Rikers Jail

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The latest in a string of brutality cases against Rikers Island guards has added to a debate on whether New York City's notoriously violent jail complex has become so dysfunctional it should be closed, the Associated Press reports. At least 35 Rikers staff members have faced criminal charges in three years, including 13 for assault or attempted assault. Federal prosecutors have . . .

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