City Jails Chief Gets Off With Only a Few Sentences

Council members barely question Martin Horn on the deadly teen jail at Rikers

And council members heard frank talk about the scandal-plagued jail system.

"This death was not an isolated incident," Faruqee told them. "Violence in RNDC is endemic."

Mary Lynne Werlwas, a lawyer with Legal Aid's Prisoners Rights Project, recited a litany of recent beatings, forcible sex incidents, and gang intimidation at RNDC.

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