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Rikers Island

  1. paul manafort
    Paul Manafort to Be Transferred to Rikers IslandThe federal inmate and former Trump campaign manager may soon be transferred to New York City’s largest prison as he awaits state fraud charges.
  2. the city
    City Seeks to Move Mentally Ill Inmates to HospitalsOfficials are exploring creating “therapeutic” units for inmates with complex medical needs. But who will run the units is being closely watched.
  3. the city
    City Jails Sued Over Brooklyn Man’s Untreated Health WoesLloyd Haynes says he was ignored as he suffered from rare intestinal condition while in the Tombs and Rikers. He’s seeking $90 million in damages.
  4. criminal justice system
    Is There Justice for Rikers Inmates Who Accuse Guards of Rape?The crime that is the women’s jail.
  5. criminal-justice system
    Is There Justice for Rikers Inmates Who Accuse Guards of Rape?The crime that is the women’s jail.
  6. bill de blasio's new york
    Mayor de Blasio Releases Plan for the End of RikersThe ten-year proposal calls for vastly reducing the jail population and building new jails elsewhere, among other welcome reforms.
  7. New York City Will Close Rikers Island, Mayor de Blasio SaysThe plan is to replace the jail with several smaller facilities spread around the city.
  8. criminal justice reform
    New York City Will Stop Putting Teenagers in Solitary ConfinementThe decision raises the permitted age for solitary confinement from 18 to 21.
  9. excerpt
    Read an Excerpt From Lil Wayne’s Prison JournalThe book, written during his eight-month jail sentence at Rikers Island in 2010, is out this week.
  10. Read an Excerpt From Lil Wayne’s Prison JournalThe book, written during his eight-month jail sentence at Rikers Island in 2010, is out this week.
  11. Rikers Island Cannot Figure Out How to Stop Rising Inmate ViolenceKnife attacks up almost 50 percent.
  12. crime and punishment
    Rikers Inmates Given Allowance, Pizza PartiesBut only if they’re on their best behavior.
  13. roundtable
    New York, Marshall Project Rikers Roundtable The writers of our New York cover story will be available Monday, June 29, at 1 p.m. EST to answer your questions.
  14. investigations
    Inside Rikers Island, Through the Eyes of the People Who Live and Work ThereJail has a smell. Worse than a sewer. People on the outside could never understand.
  15. crime and punishment
    City Agrees to Sweeping Reforms at Rikers IslandIncluding the appointment of a federal monitor.
  16. rikers island
    Changes Could Be Coming to Rikers IslandOfficials are close to finishing a deal that would bring many reforms to the prison.
  17. crime and punishment
    Rikers Island Inmates Claim They Were Served Poisoned MeatloafIt contained blue and green specks, which they believe was rat poison.
  18. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rikers Island Is Still Horribly Violent Despite all of the outside attention the problem has received.
  19. crime and punishment
    A Third of Rikers Island Guards Gave Themselves a Snow DayHundreds of inmates had to be put on lockdown during a recent snowstorm.
  20. crime and punishment
    Many Rikers Island Guards Hired Despite ‘Significant Red Flags’Such as gang affiliations, criminal histories, and relationships with inmates.
  21. crime and punishment
    Use of Force in NYC Jails Is at a Record High Though the de Blasio administration has promised reforms.
  22. crime and punishment
    New York City to Stop Putting Under-21-Year-Olds in Solitary Confinement Progress. 
  23. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rikers Guard Charged in Case of Inmate Who ‘Baked to Death’Carol Lackner seems to have lied about whether she checked on Jerome Murdough.
  24. rikers
    Rikers Opens New Housing for Transgender WomenTo keep them safe.
  25. crimes and misdemeanors
    Sneaking Vodka, Drugs, and Razor Blades Into Rikers Island Is Pretty Damn EasyFor the guards.
  26. lawsuits
    City Settles Lawsuit Over Rikers Inmate Who ‘Baked to Death’ for $2.25 MillionJerome Murdough, a mentally ill veteran, died last February.
  27. crimes and misdemeanors
    Top Rikers Island Guard Retires Under PressureTop uniformed officer Williams Clemons and two others are out.
  28. rikers island
    Rikers Island Didn’t Bother Telling Families It Let Inmates DieA deeply depressing new report.
  29. crimes and misdemeanors
    Former Rikers Inmate Claims Guard Sodomized HimNow he’s planning to sue the city.
  30. crime and punishment
    Rikers Island Will Stop Putting Teens in Solitary ConfinementIt’s part of the “first round of changes” at the embattled facility.
  31. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rikers Island Violence Even Worse Than Previously ThoughtAn internal report turned over to the federal government was “sanitized.”
  32. crime and punishment
    No Charges for Guards in 3 Fatal Rikers Island BeatingsThough they were ruled homicides.
  33. crime and punishment
    Rikers Island Guards Accused of Horrific Inmate Beatings Won’t Be ProsecutedThough the case was highlighted by the New York Times and a U.S. attorney’s report.
  34. crime and punishment
    8 Appalling Stories of Inmate Abuse From Rikers Island’s Teen JailsA new report from the Manhattan U.S. attorney details the violence of corrections officers.
  35. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rikers Island Guards Charged With Drug SmugglingTwo of them were arrested on drug charges back in June.
  36. oops
    Rikers Island Accidentally Released a Prisoner a Year EarlyOops.
  37. awful things
    Rikers Guards Accused of Faking Suicide Attempt to Cover Up BeatingThose involved have not been prosecuted.
  38. rikers island
    City Settles Suit Over Fatal Beating of Rikers Inmate for $2.75 MillionBut does not admit fault.
  39. city politic
    Can Mayor de Blasio Tame Rikers Island? To do so, he’ll have to grapple with a certain fearsome union.
  40. Mentally Ill Often Beaten at Rikers, Says StudyLast year 129 inmates were seriously injured by correction officers.
  41. crimes and misdemeanors
    3 Rikers Guards Charged With Brutally Beating InmateThen trying to cover it up.
  42. crimes and misdemeanors
    At Least Two Guards Arrested in Massive Rikers Island Raid More charges are expected.
  43. crimes and misdemeanors
    Death of Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate Ruled a Homicide Bradley Ballard, who had been diagnosed with diabetes and schizophrenia, was left alone in a cell for a week.
  44. rikers island
    Rikers Not Looking Good in Death InvestigationThe man’s family is suing the city for $25 million.
  45. awful things
    Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate Died After 7 Days Alone in CellAnother horrifying story from the AP.
  46. awful things
    Three Rikers Island Officials Punished for Inmate’s DeathA mentally ill vet overheated in his cell.
  47. awful things
    Mentally Ill Inmate ‘Baked to Death’ on Rikers Island Horrible.
  48. rikers island
    Rikers Mattress Fire Sends Fourteen Staffers to HospitalAll for smoke inhalation.
  49. lawsuits
    Rikers Driver Slowdown Made Inmates Miss Chemotherapy, Suit ClaimsAn unintended side effect.
  50. sad things
    Manhattan Court Visit Turns Deadly for Rikers InmateWeirdly, almost all details still unavailable.
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