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The Resource Life and death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters

Life and death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters

Label
Life and death in Rikers Island
Title
Life and death in Rikers Island
Statement of responsibility
Homer Venters
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kalief Browder was 16 when he was arrested in the Bronx for allegedly stealing a backpack. Unable to raise bail and unwilling to plead guilty to a crime he didn't commit, Browder spent three years in New York's infamous Rikers Island jail "two in solitary confinement"while awaiting trial. After his case was dismissed in 2013, Browder returned to his family, haunted by his ordeal. Suffering through the lonely hell of solitary, Browder had been violently attacked by fellow prisoners and corrections officers throughout his incarceration. Consumed with depression, Browder committed suicide in 2015. He was just 22 years old. In Life and Death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters, the former chief medical officer for New York City's jails, explains the profound health risks associated with incarceration. From neglect and sexual abuse to blocked access to care and exposure to brutality, Venters details how jails are designed and run to create new health risks for prisoners all while forcing doctors and nurses into complicity or silence. Pairing prisoner experiences with cutting-edge research into prison risk, Venters reveals the disproportionate extent to which the health risks of jail are meted out to those with behavioral health problems and people of color. He also presents compelling data on alternative strategies that can reduce health risks. This revelatory and groundbreaking book concludes with the author's analysis of the case for closing Rikers Island jails and his advice on how to do it for the good of the incarcerated
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Venters, Homer
Dewey number
362.109747/1
Index
index present
LC call number
RA448.N5
LC item number
V46 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WA 300 AN7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Jails
  • Public health
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Prisons
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Prisoners
  • Health Status
  • Health Risk Behaviors
  • Human Rights Abuses
  • New York City
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Prisoners
  • Jails
  • Prisoners
  • Public health
  • New York (State)
Label
Life and death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dying in jail : Carlos Mercado and Angel Ramirez -- Injury and violence -- Solitary confinement -- Serious mental illness in jail -- Human rights and correctional health -- Race : Keleif Browder -- Sexual assault on Rikers : Maria and Brianna -- Correctional health -- Transparency and governance -- What to do with Rikers
Control code
1084727427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 188 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421427362
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b202d7b9-5579-4f7f-964a-ec6fda3bc1bf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1084727427
Label
Life and death in Rikers Island, Homer Venters
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dying in jail : Carlos Mercado and Angel Ramirez -- Injury and violence -- Solitary confinement -- Serious mental illness in jail -- Human rights and correctional health -- Race : Keleif Browder -- Sexual assault on Rikers : Maria and Brianna -- Correctional health -- Transparency and governance -- What to do with Rikers
Control code
1084727427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 188 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421427362
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b202d7b9-5579-4f7f-964a-ec6fda3bc1bf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1084727427

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