APNewsBreak: NYC inmate 'basically baked to death' in overheated jail cell at Rikers Island

  • Article by: JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 19, 2014 - 4:50 PM

NEW YORK — Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing.

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