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Deadly year in Rikers with 19 deaths in DOC custody

By: Tandy Lau via Amsterdam News Edgardo Mejias is the 19th person to die in—or shortly after in—Department of Corrections (DOC) custody this year. The 39-year-old was pronounced dead at the Anna M. Kross Center on Rikers Island this past Sunday, Dec. 11 at approximately 5 p.m.  “Mr. Mejias’ passing fills our hearts with sadness, […]