The suicide of Kaleif Browder

Kaleif Browder, the then-teenager who was accused of stealing a backpack and held on NY’s Rikers Island for three years before the prosecution dropped the charges, killed himself yesterday. A heartbreaking end to an incredibly tragic story.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kalief-browder-1993-2015

The violence that he suffered while an inmate can be seen viewed here:

Violence inside Rikers Prison

WARNING: The video contains images that may be distressing to viewers.