A barbed wire fence is seen outside inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility in March 2011. Photo: AP A barbed wire fence is seen outside inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility in March 2011. Photo: AP
A barbed wire fence is seen outside inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility in March 2011. Photo: AP

New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid coronavirus pandemic

  • Inhumane conditions, inmate deaths and guards missing without explanation are just some of the issues plaguing the troubled prison complex
  • At one point, more than one-third of the city’s jail guards were on sick leave or medically unfit to work with inmates

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A barbed wire fence is seen outside inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility in March 2011. Photo: AP A barbed wire fence is seen outside inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility in March 2011. Photo: AP
A barbed wire fence is seen outside inmate housing on New York's Rikers Island correctional facility in March 2011. Photo: AP
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