THIS HAPPND: As Nicki Minaj Levels Up, NY Federal Jail Heat Shut Off For Days

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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.

The New York Times reports that several federal public defenders and leaders of the union representing the jail’s corrections officers told the publication of the jail’s current conditions. The Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, houses more than 1,600 inmates. Sources told the times the inmates had been stuck in freezing cells for days now. “They just stay huddled up in the bed,” June Bencebi, case manager at the jail, told the Times. (The Hill)

Disturbing footage from outside of the jail has already gone viral.

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)



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