Shut Down Rikers: Meet Akeem Browder, Who Is Fighting to Close Jail That Took His Brother’s Life — Democracy Now!

We continue our coverage of Rikers Island. In October, the Browder family held a memorial service for Venida Browder, who died “of a broken heart” 16 months after her own son, Kalief, hanged himself in his Bronx home after spending nearly three years at New York’s Rikers Island jail. In 2010, when Kalief was just…

via Shut Down Rikers: Meet Akeem Browder, Who Is Fighting to Close Jail That Took His Brother’s Life — Democracy Now!

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