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  1. rikers
    How a Rikers Unit That Protects Trans Women Fell ApartA decade ago, New York set out to lead the nation in efforts to support incarcerated trans people. Now they are stranded in all-male housing units.
  2. the law
    Kelly Harnett Had to Get FreeShe was a jailhouse lawyer helping women get out of prison, but she couldn’t work the system for herself. Then the system changed.
  3. hotels
    ‘I Know That I’m Living This Cinderella Life’The city’s closure of emergency hotels leaves former inmates scrambling to find housing by the New Year.
  4. crime
    ‘I More So Consider Myself a Con Artist Than Anything’What Danielle Miller learned at Horace Mann and Rikers.
  5. rikers
    Rikers Guards, Newly Emboldened by Adams, Are Punishing Inmates Who Speak OutAs conditions deteriorate, Adams’s recent decisions only worsen the understaffing problem.
  6. public art watch
    What’s Going to Happen to All the Art on Rikers?Faith Ringgold’s mural is heading to the Brooklyn Museum, but it’s not clear where the rest will go.
  7. rikers
    Rikers: The ObituariesFifteen people at the jail died in 2021. These are their lives — and how they came to an end.
  8. rikers
    New Photos Show Horrific Overcrowding at Rikers IslandPictures obtained by the New York Post show up to 26 men held in a cell meant for a single detainee amid deteriorating pandemic conditions.
  9. rikers
    Dispatch From Deadly Rikers Island: “It Looks Like a Slave Ship in There.”Detainees, correction officers and officials talk about the jail’s new state of emergency.
  10. rikers
    What It’s Like at Rikers, According to People Who Just Got Out“They’re not feeding people, there’s no water, no showers, no phone calls.”
  11. new york city
    De Blasio Finally Acts As Deaths Pile Up at Rikers IslandTen inmates have died so far this year, many by suicide. Following de Blasio’s action, 20 correctional officers were suspended for going AWOL.
  12. rikers
    Barbara Kavovit’s Plan for Rikers Sounds Uncomfortably Like an Internment CampA colony for the homeless, isolated on an island in the East River.
  13. crime
    A Trans Woman Was Found Dead in Her Rikers Cell. Her Family Wants Answers.Layleen Polanco died in solitary confinement. She was being held on $500 bond.
  14. summer of scam
    How Did Anna Delvey Just Instagram a Selfie From Rikers?The socialite scammer is living at Rikers while she awaits trial for fraudulently racking up thousands of dollars of debt.
  15. crime
    Rikers Guards Are Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Visitors in the Bathrooms“These women are being completely violated.”
  16. ‘I Told Them I Would Kill Myself if I Had to Go Back’: 4 Women on Life at RikersFormer inmates describe life inside New York’s notorious correctional facility.
  17. rikers
    Rikers Inmate Beaten by Guards in 2012 Reportedly Gets 6-Figure SettlementAccording to the New York Post, an official said it “was in the city’s best interest.”
  18. Man Has Been Waiting 7 Years at Rikers for a Trial“I don’t think about killing myself because I love myself. I still think I can get justice.”
  19. injustice system
    How All New Yorkers Killed Kalief BrowderHe did not take his life last weekend. We took it from him before that.
  20. rikers
    Federal Government Sues NYC Over Rikers’ Treatment of Teen InmatesThe news comes after a blistering report released this summer detailing excessive violence.
  21. rikers
    Rikers Opens New Housing for Transgender WomenTo keep them safe.
  22. crime and punishment
    Rikers Inmates Sprayed With Chemical for Breaking New CurfewBedtime is now 9 p.m.
  23. standoffs
    Rikers Bus Drivers Won’t Transport a Witness Against Union ColleaguesWhat a strange standoff.
  24. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rikers Guards Charged With Beating Inmate for Staring“This guy thinks he’s tough.”
  25. crimes and misdemeanors
    Rikers Guards Busted Dealing Pot to InmatesAnd leaving it everywhere.
  26. art
    How Takeshi Miyakawa Landed in LockupA 311 call gone awry.
  27. bons mots
    Gang Leader Delivered Motivational Speech About Selling Crack on Rikers Phone LineSure it was on a payphone line, but a payphone IN RIKERS.
  28. lil wayne
    Lil Wayne Moved to Solitary ConfinementOne more month till his release.