Rikers inmate who died of overdose ‘needed’ and ‘wanted’ rehab program — but was never treated

“The fact is that there are people dealing with these kinds of medical crises who simply should not be in jail, but rather be receiving meaningful treatment.”

Anisha Gupta, criminal defense attorney at The Bronx Defenders speaks with Reuven Blau at The Daily News about the death of her client Selmin Feratovic, who during his almost seven months of incarceration on Rikers Island, was denied access to the help he so desperately needed and wanted.

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