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Before Her Death, Kalief Browder’s Mother Spoke Out About His Mistreatment at Rikers
Venida Browder died of complications from a heart attack Friday, just 16 months after her son hanged himself in the wake of three horrific years on Rikers Island.
Mom of Young Man Jailed for Three Years Without Charges ‘Died of a Broken Heart'
Kalief Browder was jailed at 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack and spent three years at Rikers without ever being charged. He later committed suicide. His mother, who fought for the rights of incarcerated teens like her son, died on Friday.