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Prisoners Endure A Nightmare ‘Gulag’ In Lower Manhattan, Hidden In Plain Sight

Welcome to hell on Earth…

… in the United States of Corporations.

Moorbey'z Blog

061818mcc1.jpg(Madeleine Crenshaw / Gothamist)

Half a block behind Manhattan’s federal courthouse, two blocks from City Hall, three blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge, and less than a mile from the hustle-and-bustle of Wall Street, sits a detention center that has been condemned by a United Nations human rights expert for exposing its inmates to conditions akin to torture.

While reports of the horrendous conditions on Rikers Island helped spur Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pledge to shutter the jail’s violence-plagued facilities, far less attention has been paid to the environment inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center, the federal jail which mainly holds people who have been charged but not yet convicted of crimes, who in the eyes of the law are still presumed innocent.

Yet those locked up at the MCC are subject to their own indignities and rights violations, say those who have spent…

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4 comments on “Prisoners Endure A Nightmare ‘Gulag’ In Lower Manhattan, Hidden In Plain Sight

  1. New York attorney Joshua Dratel, who has represented clients at the notorious U.S. facility at Guantanamo, says in some regards, Metropolitan Correctional Center—particularly 10 South — is worse. Dratel said he has represented nearly a dozen people who have served time on 10 South, and countless others in MCC. He describes the prison as “soul-negating.”

    Read the entire story. This is in the United States and is supposedly under Congressional oversight. That means we can do something about these horrific conditions.

  2. The prison system in this country is the worst, people need to be segregated according to the crime that has been committed. The racial profiling is another problem and of course as the article describes the conditions. Considering its all privatized no one cares how these facilities are run.

  3. We have denied basic necessities to fellow beings and, in doing so, have denied our own humanity. We have slapped evolution in the face and become barbarians.

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