U.S. Attorney Says Rikers Island Is Like "Lord Of The Flies" For Teenage Inmates
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office released the findings of a more than two-year study of Rikers Island that found the jails to be an extremely violent and unsafe place for adolescent inmates. "Our investigation has shown, for adolescents, Rikers is broken."
BBC Reporter Beaten and Tased by Egyptian Police
Assad Sawey, bandaged and bloody, describes being beaten and shocked with cattle prods by Egyptian police while he was covering the mass uprising. He considers himself lucky, saying that other reporters were being rounded up by plain clothed authorities and taken to "somewhere unknown."