Rikers Island Surveillance Footage Shows Guard Beating Handcuffed Teen

Andy Cush · 04/23/15 01:11PM

Violence, inflicted by guards and among prisoners, is simply part of the fabric of daily life at Rikers Island. Thanks to tireless reporting by the likes of Michael Winerip and Michael Schwartz at the New York Times, we know this, but we know it in an abstract sense—told through broad statistics and quoted anecdotes. Here’s what it actually looks like.