New York rapper Nicki Minaj is keeping busy with her multiple ventures but a federal jail in her hometown is under fire for not having functioning heat over the past few days.
According to reports, a federal Brooklyn jail hasn’t had heat since last weekend due to a power outage.
Disturbing footage from outside of the jail has already gone viral.
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Oh my God. At the damn federal jail right here in Brooklyn, where temperatures are BELOW FREEZING, the heat and electricity have been turned off SINCE MONDAY. 1,600 men are there. That is them, right now, banging and making noises so people outside can hear them. Men are getting sick and are freezing. The only thing working since Monday are small emergency lights. This is a gross human rights abuse. One guard just told me he just took the temperature inside and that it is 33 degrees in there. My friend @speakercoreyjohnson is there right now.
On Friday, inmates made gestures and noises to alert people in the area of their situation.
Inmates locked up in federal jail in Brooklyn banged their windows and flashed lights at street-level onlookers Friday in an apparent plea for relief from the freezing temperatures advocates say they’re enduring. The dystopian scene unfolded Friday evening inside and outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park as prisoners on each floor of the 14-story lockup frantically gestured to shocked passersby in a desperate cry for help. (NY Daily News)