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Citing years of police brutality and racial disparities in arrests, activists are pushing candidates to embrace reforms ahead of next week’s Democratic primaries.
An Erie County judge said the pregnant 20-year-old would be ‘safer’ in jail from the COVID-19 outbreak.
The death of 27-year-old India Cummings in 2016 garnered national media attention and a renewed push by local activists over conditions of confinement in the New York county’s jails. But the deaths haven’t stopped.
With Appeal contributor Raina Lipsitz
Adam H. Johnson
Reports detail suicides and care for one woman that was ‘so grossly incompetent and inadequate as to shock the conscience.’