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September Death Of Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate Ruled A Homicide

The death of a seriously mentally ill and diabetic inmate who sexually mutilated himself after seven days in a New York City jail cell has been ruled a homicide.

06/02/2014

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Task Force Created To Aid NYC’s Mentally Ill Inmates

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the creation of a task force that seeks to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in New York City’s jails.

06/02/2014

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AP: Inmate Died After Being Locked Alone In Rikers Island Cell For 7 Days

Documents show a mentally ill inmate locked alone in his Rikers Island cell last September died after he was found naked and covered in feces.

05/22/2014