Teen Tells Story of Solitary Confinement through Chilling Animation
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This video tells the story of Ismael “Izzy” Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City’s Rikers Island jail.
Growing up, Nazario witnessed his mother succumb to breast cancer at 13-years-old. Soon, he fell into the wrong crowd and found himself handcuffed by age 15. Before he knew it, he was on a bus to New York City’s Rikers Island Jail. He was thrust into a world of violence and uncertainly.
He was sent to the box (solitary confinement) several times for fighting. His longest stint was 4 months long. He recalls in haunting detail what he experienced while in that cell alone.
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