Department of Correction
“Personal injury correction facility claims against the Department of Correction rose 37 percent between this year and last year, and have risen 114 percent since 2009,” City Comptroller Scott Stringer said.
Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.
Investigators on Monday searched about 75 locations at Rikers Island Monday for drugs, contraband and weapons as part of a probe into violence and other criminality.
Public advocate Letitia James sharply questioned health commissioner Dr. Mary Basset regarding the deaths of two Rikers Island inmates
Former New York State Sen. Catherine Abate, a longtime advocate of health care and criminal justice issues, died this past weekend at the age of 66.
The bus from Rikers Island was headed to court in Manhattan when it slammed into the median at around 8:15 a.m.
Alma Murdough’s attorney, Derek Sells, said he will also ask the city to preserve all communications and 911 recordings regarding former Marine Jerome Murdough’s death on Rikers Island.
Court documents have revealed that officials at Rikers Island were aware of excessive heat problems inside the facility before a mentally ill inmate was found dead in an overheated cell.
Acting Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.
A new report paints a grim picture of mentally ill prisoners kept in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and advocates have expressed hope that it leads to action.
One by one, seven corrections officers and three supervisors entered a plea of not guilty to the 53-count indictment in the beating of Jamal Lightfoot.
The ruling means Ronell Wilson could once again face the death penalty.
Prosecutors said federal correction officer Nancy Gonzalez, 29, was arrested Tuesday morning at her home in Huntington, Long Island.
The 28-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen around 11 p.m. Monday outside the USA Diner on Merrick Boulevard in Rosedale.
The bus was bound for Ulster Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison. The prisoners were being transported there after being held in New York City for court appearances.