“It was really bad. The medical neglect is in there — They don’t care.” -Jessica Vargas
Title: They Don’t Care
Collection: Digital Storytelling
Theme: Medical Care/Neglect
Summary: Overall, there is a severe lack of any kind of sufficient health services or resources inside Rikers. This video highlights the abuse of medication as a “solution” for everything and in the absence of other kinds of treatment, lack of urgency for people who are injured and/or in need of immediate care, and dehumanization of people by both COs and medical staff.
Narrators: Davon Woodley, Tamika Graham, Joseph Griffin, Eileen Maher, Jessica Vargas
Creators: Alejandra Morante
Producer: Regina Campbell
Date Created: June 2, 2021
Full interviews for Davon Woodley, Tamika Graham, Joseph Griffin, Eileen Maher, Jessica Vargas can be accessed here.