Kalief Browder, Held at Rikers Island for 3 Years Without Trial, Commits Suicide

June 8, 2015

 

Kalief Browder was sent to Rikers Island when he was 16 years old, accused of stealing a backpack. Though he never stood trial or was found guilty of any crime, he spent three years at the New York City jail complex, nearly two of them in solitary confinement.
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