Report by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara spotlights issues at Rikers Island juvenile facility

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Bharara says there is a code of silence among many at Rikers Island, including correction officers. (Credit: News 12)

A new report released by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is spotlighting problems at the Rikers Island juvenile facility.

The 79-page report primarily focused on the use of force by corrections officers and the amount of inmate-on-inmate violence.

The investigation found that correction officers too frequently resort to "headshots," or blows to an inmate's head. Last year, there were 565...

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