Department of Correction

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Advises That 6 Rikers Island Guards Be Fired In Beating Of Inmate

In a decision released Monday, an administrative law judge proposed that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate.

09/29/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Sharp Increase In Personal Injury Claims Against NYC 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.

08/20/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.

07/29/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

Investigators Sweep Rikers Island; 12 Correction Officers Referred For Prosecution

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.

06/23/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

New York City Council Considers Cause Of Rise Of Violence In City Jails

Public advocate Letitia James sharply questioned health commissioner Dr. Mary Basset regarding the deaths of two Rikers Island inmates

06/12/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Former State Sen. Catherine Abate Dies At 66

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.

05/19/2014

Emergency responders at the the scene of a Department of Correction bus crash in Manhattan on May 19, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

14 Injured When Department Of Correction Bus Crashes Near Manhattan Bridge

The bus from Rikers Island was headed to court in Manhattan when it slammed into the median at around 8:15 a.m.

05/19/2014

Jerome Murdough

Mother Of Inmate Who Died In Hot NYC Cell Files $25M Lawsuit

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.

05/16/2014

Jerome Murdough

Documents: Officials Knew About Rikers Heat Problem Before Inmate’s Death

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.

05/06/2014

Jerome Murdough (CBS 2)

City Councilwoman Grills Correction Head Over Ex-Marine Who ‘Baked To Death’ At Rikers Island

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.

03/27/2014

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Kept In Solitary At Alarming Rate

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.

11/06/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

DA: 10 Correction Officers Indicted For Beating Of Rikers Inmate, Cover Up

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.

06/26/2013

Ronell Wilson, on right. (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Rules Convicted Cop Killer Is Not Mentally Retarded

The ruling means Ronell Wilson could once again face the death penalty.

02/07/2013

Nancy Gonzalez, Ronell Wilson (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: Correction Officer Pregnant With Convicted Cop Killer’s Baby

Prosecutors said federal correction officer Nancy Gonzalez, 29, was arrested Tuesday morning at her home in Huntington, Long Island.

02/05/2013

Emergency vehicles respond following the shooting of an off-duty Department of Correction officer in Queens on March 20, 2012. (credit: YouTube/Chis Rzepka)

Off-Duty Correction Officer Shot In Queens

The 28-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen around 11 p.m. Monday outside the USA Diner on Merrick Boulevard in Rosedale.

03/20/2012

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