Pas­sen­gers rail af­ter train power cut

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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.

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