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Rikers Island

  1. criminal justice system
    Is There Justice for Rikers Inmates Who Accuse Guards of Rape?The crime that is the women’s jail.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. New York City Will Stop Putting Teenagers in Solitary ConfinementThe decision raises the permitted age for solitary confinement from 18 to 21.
  5. 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.
  6. Rikers Island Cannot Figure Out How to Stop Rising Inmate ViolenceKnife attacks up almost 50 percent.
  7. crime and punishment
    Rikers Inmates Given Allowance, Pizza PartiesBut only if they’re on their best behavior.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. City Agrees to Sweeping Reforms at Rikers IslandIncluding the appointment of a federal monitor.
  11. Changes Could Be Coming to Rikers IslandOfficials are close to finishing a deal that would bring many reforms to the prison.
  12. Rikers Island Inmates Claim They Were Served Poisoned MeatloafIt contained blue and green specks, which they believe was rat poison.
  13. Rikers Island Is Still Horribly Violent Despite all of the outside attention the problem has received.
  14. A Third of Rikers Island Guards Gave Themselves a Snow DayHundreds of inmates had to be put on lockdown during a recent snowstorm.
  15. Many Rikers Island Guards Hired Despite ‘Significant Red Flags’Such as gang affiliations, criminal histories, and relationships with inmates.
  16. Use of Force in NYC Jails Is at a Record High Though the de Blasio administration has promised reforms.
  17. New York City to Stop Putting Under-21-Year-Olds in Solitary Confinement Progress. 
  18. Rikers Guard Charged in Case of Inmate Who ‘Baked to Death’Carol Lackner seems to have lied about whether she checked on Jerome Murdough.
  19. Rikers Opens New Housing for Transgender WomenTo keep them safe.
  20. Sneaking Vodka, Drugs, and Razor Blades Into Rikers Island Is Pretty Damn EasyFor the guards.
  21. City Settles Lawsuit Over Rikers Inmate Who ‘Baked to Death’ for $2.25 MillionJerome Murdough, a mentally ill veteran, died last February.
  22. Top Rikers Island Guard Retires Under PressureTop uniformed officer Williams Clemons and two others are out.
  23. Rikers Island Didn’t Bother Telling Families It Let Inmates DieA deeply depressing new report.
  24. Former Rikers Inmate Claims Guard Sodomized HimNow he’s planning to sue the city.
  25. Rikers Island Will Stop Putting Teens in Solitary ConfinementIt’s part of the “first round of changes” at the embattled facility.
  26. Rikers Island Violence Even Worse Than Previously ThoughtAn internal report turned over to the federal government was “sanitized.”
  27. crime and punishment
    No Charges for Guards in 3 Fatal Rikers Island BeatingsThough they were ruled homicides.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Rikers Island Guards Charged With Drug SmugglingTwo of them were arrested on drug charges back in June.
  31. Rikers Island Accidentally Released a Prisoner a Year EarlyOops.
  32. Rikers Guards Accused of Faking Suicide Attempt to Cover Up BeatingThose involved have not been prosecuted.
  33. City Settles Suit Over Fatal Beating of Rikers Inmate for $2.75 MillionBut does not admit fault.
  34. Can Mayor de Blasio Tame Rikers Island? To do so, he’ll have to grapple with a certain fearsome union.
  35. Mentally Ill Often Beaten at Rikers, Says StudyLast year 129 inmates were seriously injured by correction officers.
  36. crimes and misdemeanors
    3 Rikers Guards Charged With Brutally Beating InmateThen trying to cover it up.
  37. At Least Two Guards Arrested in Massive Rikers Island Raid More charges are expected.
  38. 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.
  39. Rikers Not Looking Good in Death InvestigationThe man’s family is suing the city for $25 million.
  40. Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate Died After 7 Days Alone in CellAnother horrifying story from the AP.
  41. Three Rikers Island Officials Punished for Inmate’s DeathA mentally ill vet overheated in his cell.
  42. Mentally Ill Inmate ‘Baked to Death’ on Rikers Island Horrible.
  43. Rikers Mattress Fire Sends Fourteen Staffers to HospitalAll for smoke inhalation.
  44. Rikers Driver Slowdown Made Inmates Miss Chemotherapy, Suit ClaimsAn unintended side effect.
  45. Manhattan Court Visit Turns Deadly for Rikers InmateWeirdly, almost all details still unavailable.
  46. crimes and misdemeanors
    Massive Rikers Island Brawl Over Grilled Cheese Lasted Almost an HourThere’s video.
  47. Rikers Island Visitor Traumatized by Face Slashing, Facebook PostCorrection officer manages to make things worse.
  48. crimes and misdemeanors
    Ex-Inmate Accused of Sneaking Into New York Jails [Updated] It’s not clear why.
  49. Rikers Guards’ Love Triangle Leads to Shooting in BrooklynOne guard shot the new boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend, another guard.
  50. Rikers Inmates Donated Their Long Johns to Storm VictimsThey gave their labor and underwear.
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