Most Violent Jail Inmates | A Hidden America: Inside Rikers Island PART 1/2

Diane Sawyer went inside the unit called punitive segregation, where inmates are locked up for up to 23 hours a day.


5/20/16 - A Hidden America: Inside Rikers Island


  • Michelle Labelle
    Michelle Labelle53 minuta më parë

    Yeah I think that correctional facilities need to be changed

  • Cano
    Cano3 orë më parë

    damn as if they are gonna turn better when you treat them like that...america is fucked up

  • strawberries jpg
    strawberries jpg5 orë më parë

    i can’t believe a dude who stole COMPUTERS gets sent to Rikers... that’s not justice

  • Vince Tagle Oficiar
    Vince Tagle Oficiar6 orë më parë

    After life sentence must be death sentence, not 60 yrs or 100yrs or double life stupid US law sentencing!😆😅🤣

  • Joeli Merekula
    Joeli Merekula6 orë më parë

    Narratives of lockdown process.

  • S J
    S J8 orë më parë

    I just came here afther videos about russian jails, black dolphin and one jail on the island, this prisoners would be quiet as a stone there

  • Quick View
    Quick View10 orë më parë


  • fatema abdulla
    fatema abdulla14 orë më parë

    1:26 that's why

  • Aamu Aurora
    Aamu Aurora14 orë më parë

    Shame on USA. Treating people like this, even murderers, put people around them in danger. Years of social studies development and you're putting people of colour to the torture dungeon. This place should be closed as soon as possible. I'm not even going to start on private prison system because it's a joke. Making business out of incarceration.

  • Asisin Mama
    Asisin Mama17 orë më parë

    Funny how 99% of the inmates are black or brown people, but you know what is more funnier? The securities and those afflicing pain o. Them are black people too💔😂! Something is definitely wrong!!!

  • Modest Mind25
    Modest Mind2519 orë më parë

    1:24 Inmate: they treat us like animals in here That's because you behave like animals. The fact that you're in there means the precedent is set. They're not gonna take a chance with you because if they did, they would've gotten burned hundreds of times before. It's music to my ears to hear a convict complain of injustice. Why? Because US prisons aren't about rehabilitation, they're about justice to victims. If there was more done in low income communities, there would be less people in prison in the future. Apparently that obvious notion isn't worth looking at in the US because of private prisons. Which is unconstitutional imo.

  • totalwacko73
    totalwacko7320 orë më parë

    "were not here to be baby sitters" your job is literally to watch and protect thats all baby sitters do if youre afraid of ANY aspect of the job DONT WORK THERE

  • totalwacko73
    totalwacko7320 orë më parë

    rikers due to be closed 2027

  • Erick Torres Munguia
    Erick Torres Munguia23 orë më parë

    "if you can survive rikers island you can survive anything" naahhh believe me american prisons (including this one) are fancy 5 stars hotels compared to mexican prisons... none of you would survive the first week in a mexican prison... if you try to play it tough and you mess with the wrong guy you will end up cut into slices and sold by the kilo at the nearest taco stand and consider that the good ending

  • Jennifer Wood
    Jennifer WoodDitë më parë

    Thank you!

  • roadrunner 3
    roadrunner 3Ditë më parë

    This prison needs to be shut down.

  • Anthony Phung
    Anthony PhungDitë më parë

    The helpless notebook thankfully thaw because gong expectably tumble upon a unaccountable scorpio. productive, festive estimate

  • TimeWisely
    TimeWiselyDitë më parë

    this actually looks pretty illegal in itself, it's more like a legal torture. Why don't you give these people medical help?

  • Cardah


    Ditë më parë

    not all of them are mentally ill

  • Gary Schneider
    Gary SchneiderDitë më parë

    BLM is a terrorist organization that needs to be destroyed now

  • UnHoly GHouL
    UnHoly GHouLDitë më parë

    These kinds of facilities should only exist for violent criminals.

  • Molly Alexander
    Molly AlexanderDitë më parë

    Really very sad to see them in so suffercating be kind to them they can repent n live normally

  • Kyle Olson
    Kyle OlsonDitë më parë

    Create a manmade island in tHe middle of the ocean. Let them catch their own food and survive on their own

  • One Time
    One TimeDitë më parë

    A schit hole jail for a shcit hole state

  • BMC TN
    BMC TN2 ditë më parë

    this is like a hotel comparing to prisons in arab countries haha , i spent 8 months in a tunisian prison , i didnt even have a bed haha

  • nora morinoo
    nora morinoo2 ditë më parë

    It’s funny how people are defending these criminals as the media made them look like victims and forget that the reason they are here are horrendous crimes .

  • Sebastian Calderone
    Sebastian Calderone2 ditë më parë

    I have the solution. No garbage solitary. Just intense pain for violating the rules. The threat of a nail through a nut will keep even the toughest banger in line. And, if they feel the need to experience it, when they recover, they can have another nut that can be nailed to a board. But, nah.....we're way to civilized to use the promise of extreme pain to keep these animals in line. There it is, though....the solution. You want to see how tough someone is, just subject him to 20 minutes of intense pain (just good old fashioned pure torture)'s the rare individual that will act his nature, if he has that hanging over his head.

  • Eddy T.
    Eddy T.2 ditë më parë

    Treat people like beasts then they’re going to act like this

  • Androo Burrows
    Androo Burrows2 ditë më parë


  • darkkitty645
    darkkitty6452 ditë më parë

    Why can't we give these people medical help??? The US just wants to imprison ppl they think don't feed the capitalistic machine.

  • chris miller
    chris miller2 ditë më parë

    and I guarantee ya that every "inmate" was from a single useless welfare eater mom that are society generously endures

  • Suzanna Weaver
    Suzanna Weaver2 ditë më parë

    THE GIRLS:18+ ARE DATEUS.UNO ALthe: This is fine Someone: Says ''heck'' youtube: be gone однако я люблю таких рыбаков .

  • LaiskaLussu Racing

    LaiskaLussu Racing

    2 ditë më parë

    F*ck off bot

  • 683dxwww
    683dxwww3 ditë më parë

    Murder = death penalty.

  • Deborah LiVeli
    Deborah LiVeli3 ditë më parë

    The gentleman talking about doing away with solitary, making programs, etc..... is right. That female co needs to find another job.

  • Tash's Journey
    Tash's Journey3 ditë më parë

    Praying for my homie 🙏🏽 been in there since he was 21, he is now 33. In his third year, a inmate cut his face up during a fight. I just hope and pray he get to make it to be able to see his mom, and God allows them to stil be alive and in good health.

  • Caleb Siguenza

    Caleb Siguenza

    3 ditë më parë

    hope your homie been alright my man, hoping for the best of him

  • K S
    K S3 ditë më parë

    Human rights!!!

  • Mr. Ditkovich
    Mr. Ditkovich3 ditë më parë

    Will prison make me hard? I really hope it will cure my erectile dysfunction if I go there someday.

  • Julia Chernov
    Julia Chernov4 ditë më parë

    Ok but some people’s crimes need to be paid for somehow

  • Lee
    Lee4 ditë më parë

    This prison looks similar to the one in the movie,Shawshank redemption

  • Nick D
    Nick D4 ditë më parë

    Getting rid of seg today is like defunding the police. Good luck democrats, that won’t go well for you!

  • Abel Melese
    Abel Melese4 ditë më parë

    Just look at Finnland. They teach their prisonners positive energy and when they come out of prison they are better people.

  • Filip Pavicic

    Filip Pavicic

    2 ditë më parë

    Finlands correctional system is a joke, murderers learning crafts...

  • Grace
    Grace4 ditë më parë

    Fist cast out the demons. Pray for them. GOD CAN SET them free .Through CHRIST JESUS. SANDRA SNYMAN(as Grace

  • comfort people
    comfort people5 ditë më parë

    They killed little children, how are they not animals. They molest, murder, jelous, envy. All root cores are crooked!

  • Alex Dawgo
    Alex Dawgo5 ditë më parë

    the thought of being stuck in one of those cells makes me never want to speed one mile over ever again 😅

  • jovana avramovic
    jovana avramovic5 ditë më parë

    damn these officers will be forced to actually do their jobs without solitary confinement

  • Lil Peanut
    Lil Peanut5 ditë më parë

    Damn that boy hairline horrendous

  • Hillary Johns
    Hillary Johns5 ditë më parë

    *THE GIRLS ARE* DATEUS.UNO ALthe: This is fine Someone: Says ''heck'' youtube: be gone ''Quotes'' Everything will be fine

  • Leonard John Koh
    Leonard John Koh6 ditë më parë

    In the 1987 Constitution of The Philippines, Sec 12, p2 states, no torture, force, violence, threat or intimidation or any other means which vitiate the free will shall be used against him. Secret detention places, solitary, incommunicado, or any other similar forms of detention are prohibited.

  • Chris Slater
    Chris Slater6 ditë më parë

    People have big brains - they need stimuli. Go to prison, learn a language, learn electronics, economics, anthropology, everything is in books. Give them each a book from the scientific encyclopedia. Learn trades - how to build a house, how to wire a house, how to fix plumbing.

    CHOBOM TV6 ditë më parë

    What good with this prison thing?human should be free.there no need to prison them.if someone commited a murder,hang them to dead.if they are a raper,hang them till dead.if they are robbers,cut off their no need a prison.

  • Miguel Celocia
    Miguel Celocia7 ditë më parë

    pedophiles should be put here...

  • John Anderson
    John Anderson7 ditë më parë

    In Asia if they threw urine at the guards the prisoner would have chains welded onto them and after a good flogging they would be locked in a crate full of biting insects.

  • nadun lochana
    nadun lochana7 ditë më parë

    Solitary should be reserved only for the most heinous crimes. It’s not rehabilitation it’s torture.

  • Tine Kristiansen
    Tine Kristiansen7 ditë më parë

    Who's seen the documentary about the kid accused of stealing a bag spending several years before he got he's day in court? He ended up committing suicide after being released.

  • Prarthana Perera

    Prarthana Perera

    4 ditë më parë


  • Melissa
    Melissa7 ditë më parë

    If they are throwing poop cartons, just close the doors all the way! Damn thats bad

  • Don Dressel
    Don Dressel7 ditë më parë

    Animals act better than this After watching this it makes me want to be a model citizen

    MORCOPOLO08178 ditë më parë

    "I did'nt sign up to be a punching bag" Yes you did. Every job has it's occupational hazards. If you want to work in the penal system then you accept what comes with it. What did you expect? Everybody sitting around a campfire singing, "Jesus loves you yes he does" ?

  • SpicyHam
    SpicyHam9 ditë më parë

    keep doing that? kept also?

  • Owner Owner
    Owner Owner9 ditë më parë

    Like all wars just kill them ...there is no crime doesn't exist survival own species only all wars were race war only in war kill them soldiers take no prisoners ....we not there daddy lol they like power only power in death give them death ....gut them like a fish ir a bullet in the brain level there while cities with them in it then breed with out them WAR only

  • Jin Tan
    Jin Tan9 ditë më parë

    I think I have to say this... Not just because a man is locked and charged for murder, it automatically means that man is dangerous, there are points in this world that we couldn't understand, we have to dig deeper for the full story.

  • I’m on your A**
    I’m on your A**9 ditë më parë

    What happens to the guards who beat up these inmates

  • Dove 777
    Dove 7779 ditë më parë

    Send a christian male band there. And see their attitude change. TRUTH can change ANYONE..

  • joe smith
    joe smith10 ditë më parë

    Why no death penalty? That would end it all! So wat u want us too feel sorry for these murders,rapers child killers?

  • kurian kk
    kurian kk10 ditë më parë

    They need to give work and make them relaxed so won't be viloent...they will be more 🥴 mentally sick now

  • Graphite Playz
    Graphite Playz11 ditë më parë

    This is one of those I don’t get paid enough for my job lol!!!

  • Brittany O
    Brittany O11 ditë më parë

    Why isn’t he wearing gloves in that nasty place 🤮

  • ur baddest bish ri ri
    ur baddest bish ri ri11 ditë më parë

    4:10 THE SMILE ✋🏽😭

  • Yes Thank you.
    Yes Thank you.11 ditë më parë

    Don’t break the law, it’s that easy. Break the law go to jail or prison. Break the rules inside, go to the hole. It’s all about choices. Anything else is an excuse.

  • Yes Thank you.

    Yes Thank you.

    9 ditë më parë

    @I’m on your A** offenders get sentenced to either a prison or a jail based on the length of the sentence, not the severity of the crime. If the “nonviolent” offenders didn’t commit crime they wouldn’t have to go to prison at all, what a novel idea!?!

  • I’m on your A**

    I’m on your A**

    9 ditë më parë

    Why the hell would you send an inmate to rikers island for a non violent crime though That’s barbaric

  • Milo Music
    Milo Music11 ditë më parë

    I'd like to see trump spend some time here.

  • Carrie McLaren-Jones
    Carrie McLaren-Jones11 ditë më parë

    That's how prisons should be, they're not meant to be a holiday camp.

  • FAT


    10 ditë më parë

    You can never change someone violently or by limiting him from everything.

  • TeknoBisik Channel
    TeknoBisik Channel12 ditë më parë

    Free foods dan 'hotel'....

  • Kuziai
    Kuziai12 ditë më parë

    In Japan Inmates wake up eat breakfast and go to work. There is strict discipline there. Here is circus

  • Gyamar Aku
    Gyamar Aku12 ditë më parë

    Still better than indian jail

  • Burton13
    Burton1313 ditë më parë

    Crazy how they made it seem like C/O’s wasn’t the problem LOL 🧢

  • John R.
    John R.13 ditë më parë

    1:40 *literal chaos* *also reading a book*

  • Alex Cisneros
    Alex Cisneros13 ditë më parë

    “They treat us like animals in here” says one ungrateful, ignorant clown that has no clue what a prison looks like in third world countries.

  • Craig Fels
    Craig Fels14 ditë më parë

    “They treating us like animals.” “The one hour they have in the yard a day is seperate and in cages.” Yes. Because they are animals. They get treated like the animals they are. This is how you treat this kind of scum. The only exceptions are the non violent ones who should not be sentenced to this place unless they did something as bad as the violent ones.

  • Babygirl Aiyana
    Babygirl Aiyana14 ditë më parë

    6:18 has me deadddddd sorrry but the way they all said “OOOOOOO” and then there was the cut off

  • Burum Bandan Jasamarys
    Burum Bandan Jasamarys14 ditë më parë

    Download the Waze app 😍

  • Burum Bandan Jasamarys
    Burum Bandan Jasamarys14 ditë më parë

    Download the Waze app now

  • Salt
    Salt14 ditë më parë

    If they weren’t being animals in the first place they wouldn’t be there. Idgaf what jail your going too, you’re going there for a reason. Weather if it’s murder or robbery who cares. There’s rules that your supposed to follow and if you follow them for a while you grow this thing called COMMON SENSE which isn’t very common anymore. I say death row so tax payers don’t have to pay for rats 🐀. Don’t like it? Don’t care.

  • Chris Corona
    Chris Corona14 ditë më parë

    Always have a savings account so as to get great lawyer when you make a mistake. We are humans and make mistakes, second chances should be given.

  • paul grenville robinson
    paul grenville robinson14 ditë më parë

    America is a terrible country. Human rights violation is the worst in the world

  • S
    S14 ditë më parë

    I remembered kalief browder story 😓💔💔 May Allah have mercy on his soul he went through so much!!

  • butteritsol
    butteritsol15 ditë më parë

    Jails and prisons aren’t meant to better a person, it makes them worse.

  • Linken08


    3 ditë më parë

    @TeknoBisik Channel let’s just be thankful you don’t call the shots then

  • butteritsol


    11 ditë më parë

    @TeknoBisik Channel orrrrr better the facilities

  • TeknoBisik Channel

    TeknoBisik Channel

    12 ditë më parë

    Juz kill them...

  • Gary Jarvis
    Gary Jarvis15 ditë më parë

    This place is a "shithole". How do you expect people to get better in a place like this. Go in for a petty crime, fight to protect yourself and wind up with a felony assault charge. Happens every day of the week at Rickers.

  • Lewis MacPherson
    Lewis MacPherson16 ditë më parë


  • cheese duck
    cheese duck16 ditë më parë

    the people saying "if u treat people like animals theyre gonna act like them" my dudes, they're there for killing people, they fight in jail too and attack officers

  • Bean
    Bean16 ditë më parë

    Human prison systems are outdated we need to become more sane to even disgusting killers and rapists re educate them and let them out quick in comfort so they can be a functioning part of society

  • Jack Papenburg
    Jack Papenburg16 ditë më parë

    oi guys i got cut in the face im so lucky i didnt die from the most minor cuts on my biiitch face......

  • Cayla Pelkey
    Cayla Pelkey16 ditë më parë

    How long til ppl realize things gotta change...some stuff just ain't working

  • Kelley Rogers
    Kelley Rogers17 ditë më parë

    Solitary does not work

  • Polo Ledodo
    Polo Ledodo17 ditë më parë

    Everybody knows it : isolate people and mistreat them makes them better and less violents. Way to go!

  • kmetzz1
    kmetzz117 ditë më parë

    Jesus can change anyone’s heart. No matter what they have done. God loves these people.

  • Greg MacDonald

    Greg MacDonald

    8 ditë më parë

    I worship the sun....i can see the sun, it doesn't judge me, it feels good when the sun is out, and it never asks me for money.

  • KYLA


    13 ditë më parë


  • Jo Ys

    Jo Ys

    14 ditë më parë

    Oh stfu

  • bigearedmouse17
    bigearedmouse1717 ditë më parë

    They acted like Animals THIS IS WHY they were sent there you fucking Liberal Fucktards !

  • Rip Peronis
    Rip Peronis17 ditë më parë

    never thought i would see a director of a prison have more sense than the fucking trassh CO's

  • Guess Who
    Guess Who17 ditë më parë

    See yall need strong people not men like that guy he seems scared of his job

  • JaydenLovex
    JaydenLovex17 ditë më parë

    1. Start treating them like humans

  • Sakshi Singh
    Sakshi Singh17 ditë më parë

    And how do we expect these people to behave when they come out of these torture cells? Where is the Human rights commission now

  • Jimmy Noneya
    Jimmy Noneya17 ditë më parë

    Richard Delgado: Diane: Are you dangerous? Richard: NO Diane narrating: Delgado is in prison for murder!!! 😂😂😂

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