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Resource ID: #10546
Subject: Prisons
Source: New York Magazine
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New York (NY) Magazine takes a look at the conditions inside Rikers island prison. The powerful article chronicles the story of how the inmates run the jail and how correctional officers are frightened and intimidated by the inmates. The attempts by the Guiliani administration to cut funds to the prison system and to increase the number of inmates is not seen as an antidote by those who work in the system. Most officers liken the atmosphere within the prison to that of the 1990 situation in which inmates rioted; Rikers is seen as a bomb waiting to explode, Oct. 14, 1994

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