Brooklyn prison: Power and heat failure sparks protest
Friends and relatives of inmates stuck in cells without power or heat at a prison in New York have held a protest against their detention conditions.
Protesters outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal facility in Brooklyn, chanted: “Where is the heat”?
Many inmates have not been able to contact the outside world for days, following a partial power failure.
Members of Congress who visited the prison on Saturday described the situation there as a “nightmare”.
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