Passengers rail after train power cut
A woman who spent more than three years on Rikers Island prison in New York before her trial and served much of it in solitary confinement before being acquitted by a jury last year will stand trial on charges stemming from a jailhouse confrontation with guards. Candie Hailey faces a felony charge of criminal mischief for breaking a metal chair used to scan inmates for contraband in May 2013, according to an indictment. Hailey, who was diagnosed with borderline character disorder, mood disorder and antisocial personality disorder at Rikers, could face up to seven years in prison if convicted. She also faces misdemeanour counts of harassment, obstructing government administration and assault. “Candie has always maintained that her treatment at Rikers was horrible and these charges are an offshoot of horrible treatment that she received,” said her lawyer, Patrick Higgins. Hailey, 32, spent 27 of her first 29 months in jail in 23-hour isolation for breaking jailhouse rules and was frequently involved in confrontations and scuffles with guards. She regularly hurt herself by banging her head against her cell wall or About 750 passengers were stranded on Bangkok’s Airport Rail Link due to a power cut during morning rush hour, prompting several people to walk along the train’s overhead tracks to the next station. Bangkok’s Erawan medical emergency centre said seven people fainted on the train while waiting more than two hours for operations to resume yesterday morning. cutting at her wrists with broken light fixtures. And at least eight times during her time in solitary she was hospitalised for suicide attempts. Hailey was charged in 2012 with attempted murder and accused of stabbing a baby following a fight with three other women in which a four-month-old girl suffered a hairline skull fracture. She was acquitted by a jury following a month-long trial. Photos on social media showed a group of at least 50 people walking along the tracks. The Airport Rail Link said in a statement that the delay would have lasted only 30 minutes but the two trains sent to rescue the stranded passengers had to wait until all those walking had cleared the tracks. Television showed passengers being carried off the train and fanned by rescue workers.
RALLY: Hailey last year