PBS NewsHour

How Kalief Browder became the face of Rikers Island abuse

Clip: 06/23/2015 | 6m 2s

New York City has announced sweeping reforms at Rikers Island, following a class action lawsuit over the abuse of inmates. Earlier this month, Kalief Browder, a former Rikers prisoner, committed suicide. He was held for more than 1,000 days without a trial before being released and endured a brutal detention. The New Yorker’s Jennifer Gonnerman, who brought his story to light, joins Gwen Ifill.

Aired: 06/23/15

Rating: NR

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