Dramatic Changes Aim to Help Rikers Island's Youngest Inmates: Part 2

Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte acknowledged that changing the culture of violence will take time.
8:08 | 09/06/16

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charges. I'm confused where they even come from. Reporter: He says he is innocent. I put it all in god's hands. Reporter: Several days later when we return, it's 9:00. Everyone is locked in. I walk down the hall to see Murphy. Do me a favor. Come out here. Is it okay? Is there a problem. Reporter: Murphy put a sheet over the door. He is facing 25 years to life. The jury found him guilty. Could I say hello? How are you doing? I'm trying to clear my mind and stay positive. Reporter: You walk the halls and take care of everybody in these halls. I need somebody to take care of me. Reporter: He's temporarily placed on suicide watch. Another night on rikers is about to end. Reporter: The day began at 5:00 A.M. It's about to end with the lights out. As we leave, a good-bye from the young man hidden behind the sheet in his cell. Murphy, wishing us a safety exit from the island saying, safe home, can't do it today. Can't do it too much today. This special edition of "Nightline" is brought to you by Macy ees.s.'s. Peanuts? Well what if I told you that peanuts can work for you? That's right. I'm talking full time delivery of 7 grams of protein and 6 essential nutrients. Ever see a peanut take a day off? I don't think so. Harness the hardworking power of the peanut. Beating) Fight heartburn fast. With tums Chewy Delights. The mouthwatering soft chew that goes to work in seconds to conquer heartburn fast. Tum tum tum tum. Chewy Delights. Only from tums. Never be good. Purina believes it can. Inspecting every ingredient for quality? That's big. Being confident that your pet's food is 100% safe? That's big, too. Spending more healthy years with your best friend? That's amazing. Big is exciting... Daring... For everyone. Pets don't just make life better - they make it bigger.

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