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Never-before-seen images show Rikers inmates locked in caged showers, left in soiled pants, more poor conditions

People in custody in intake at Rikers Island in July. The New York City Board of Corrections recently shared never-before-seen photos and videos from Rikers Island with assistant district attorneys in Manhattan in an effort to force improvements and demand transparency at the facilities.


Two people in custody. One sleeps near feces, as the other -- who defecated himself nine hours prior -- stands nearby.


A person in custody was held in a decontamination shower for an extended period of time.



People in custody carrying an unresponsive individual to the bottom tier in search of medical attention.


Fire-singed trash and stagnant water in the Enhanced Supervision Housing unit.


Ailing exterior infrastructure.



A makeshift laundry unit.