Drug Confiscations in NYC Jails Doubled During Pandemic Visitor Ban
Darren Mack, co-director of the jail-reform organization Freedom Agenda suggested the numbers show the drugs are allegedly being brought in by jail personnel.
Rikers Island Ends Crisis-Ridden Year With Soaring COVID Positivity Rate
New York City's correction commissioner warned that the site "faces an equal or greater level of risk from COVID now as it did at the start of the pandemic."
NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams Names New Head of Jail System Where 16 Have Died
"Our future criminal justice system must be transformed," Adams said when announcing Louis Molina as the new commissioner of the Department of Correction.
NYC Inmate's Death Ties 2016 Total of 15 as Jail System Faces Many Problems
In a statement, Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi said that Malcolm Boatwright's death "is a heartbreaking loss at the end of a very difficult year."
I Worked at Rikers Island. Mishandling the Vaccine Mandate Could Cost Lives
According to City Hall, the Department of Corrections has the lowest number of vaccinated staff. And it's going to cost lives.
NYC Corrections Officers to Work 12-Hour Shifts Ahead of Vaccine Deadline
The vaccination rate for the department was 76 percent as of Monday, the last day before the deadline.
Hochul, de Blasio to Move More Than 200 Prisoners out of Rikers Island
The number covers "nearly all" of the women and trans prisoners who are currently incarcerated at Rikers, Hochul's office said.
Rikers Jail Population Has Decreased By 400 Since 'Horror Island' Tour
"I know what a pressure cooker looks like, I've worked in a kitchen a few times, and I'm trying to make sure it doesn't blow up," Governor Kathy Hochul said.
Judge Says Rikers in 'State of Danger' s Congress Pushes for Investigation
Court-appointed federal monitor Steve J. Martin blasted New York City officials for presenting "not one" concrete solution to ongoing security concerns.
New York AG Investigating Rikers Island After 11th Inmate Dies in Custody
On Friday, Letitia James directed the letter, launching the investigation, to Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York.
NYC Inmate Dies as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Other Dems Demand Rikers Close
A letter from Ocasio-Cortez and other Democratic House representatives called the jail's conditions "deplorable and nothing short of a humanitarian crisis."
Inmate in for Parole Violation Becomes 11th to Die at Rikers This Year
"There is nothing natural about what is happening in our jail system right now," Department of Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi said.
New York Gov. Hochul Orders Release of 191 Inmates Amid Horrors at Rikers
Under the new law, another 200 inmates at Rikers will be transported to other facilities to avoid overcrowding.
Leaders Call NYC Jail 'Horror Island' After Seeing Inmate Attempt Suicide
"What I saw yesterday was a state of emergency," said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams about Rikers Island.
Man Awaiting Trial Found Dead in Cell, 3rd Death in NY Jail in Past Month
The troubles continue for the infamous jail complex on New York City's Rikers Island.
Covid Is Hitting Correctional Officers. Prisoners Are Paying the Price.
It's the inmates who pay the highest price for unsafe working conditions of correctional officers.
Waters, Reid Compare Roger Stone's Clemency to Kalief Browder's Death
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters said President Donald Trump's pardon of Roger Stone and his supporters' criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement showed there are truly two separate systems of justice in the United States.
Correctional Facilities Report Steep Rise in Coronavirus Infection Rate
While states like New York may have hit their peak in the coronavirus pandemic, jails and prisons across the United States are still reporting high infection rates.
More Than 700 People Have Tested Positive For Coronavirus on Rikers Island
The city and state correctional programs have taken some proactive measures to reduce the risk of transmission, such as by limiting or suspending visitations.
NYC Jails' Chief Physician Warns Coronavirus Cases 'Growing Quickly'
"This is not a generational public health crisis, rather it is a crisis of a magnitude no generation living today has ever seen," Dr. Ross MacDonald wrote.
First Rikers Island Prisoner Confirmed With Coronavirus, 8 More Symptomatic
"Eight have been identified with symptoms and have been moved also to isolation within the communicable disease unit," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Mother of Trans Woman Who Died at Rikers Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit
Layleen is believed to be the tenth black trans woman to die from instances of alleged violence or neglect in 2019 alone.
Rikers Island Corrections Officers Accused Of Sex Abuse
At least 50 women have taken legal action against the Department of Corrections for the unlawful encounters.
NYC Jail Inmate Claims False Imprisonment
Glenn Kindler, 55, is suing the city and state for false imprisonment after he was kept in the jail for 252 days beyond when he was supposed to be freed.
Correction Officers Union Hits Out at Kaepernick
The Correction Officers' Benevolent Association was not happy Kaepernick wore socks with cops as pigs.
Rikers Island Guard Punches Inmate, Then Lies About It
The guard punched the inmate three times in the face, landed three swift uppercuts, held him in a headlock and elbowed him five times before another guard arrived.
What Happens Inside American Prisons
Injustices takes place inside prisons in the name of safety and security—but free from public scrutiny. It's time to expose the extraordinary truth of what goes on.
Mother's Day: Spare a Thought for Kids Behind Bars
High days and holidays bring acute pain to mothers and children divided by incarceration.
Rikers Island Guard Guilty in Beating Death of Prisoner
The facility where Brian Coll kicked Ronald Spear to death is so violent it's currently under federal oversight.
Author Baz Dreisinger's Prison World Tour
For her new book, Dreisinger looked at justice in nine prisons worldwide.