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Hundreds of women allege rampant sexual assault, abuse at Rikers Island

The Rikers Island jail complex stands in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. (Seth Wenig/AP)
The Rikers Island jail complex stands in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. (Seth Wenig/AP)

More than 700 women allege a pattern of sexual assault and abuse at the women’s jail on Rikers Island.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young discusses their stories with public safety reporter for WNYC/Gothamist Samantha Max, who co-reported the investigation.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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