It may be an older documentary, but the issues raised in Lock Up: The Prisoners Of Riker’s Island
, both by and about the inmates, still hold true today. Racial tensions, violence from other inmates and guards, and gangs are all still very much rampant in carceral facilities across America. The statistics shown have only increased over the years. In this discussion thread, identify one (1) thing about the lives of the inmates at Riker’s Island that stood out to you, discuss why, and state whether you think that has changed or not in the last twenty years. This can be something you found interesting, horrifying, surprising, depressing, progressive, etc.