The decision comes in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report that caused U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to call Rikers Island “a corrections crucible that seems more inspired by Lord of the Flies than any philosophy of human detention."
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Christina Cagnina wanted to make the criminal justice system better when she started participating in a program in Onondaga County, New York, to represent those who cannot afford a lawyer. But after 14 years, she felt she couldn't anymore.