New York City inmates stuck in freezing, dark cells: lawyers
AmNews Staff Reports | 2/2/2019, 7:35 a.m.
Hundreds of inmates at a federal jail in New York City have spent days in cold, dark cells amid frigid weather and without access to visitors or email, attorneys for the inmates said Friday.
Lawyers from the Federal Defenders office said there's been limited electricity, heat and hot water at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn at least since there was a fire at the facility on Sunday. They said all recreational activities as well as visits from lawyers and family members have been canceled.