De Blasio Defends Jails Commissioner Ponte After Daily News SlamMayor Mill de Blasio defended his corrections commissioner Monday, after a New York Daily News editorial called for his ouster following a record-breaking month of inmate violence in city lockups.
Jails Commissioner Ponte Asks For Another $28 Million For ReformsNew York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte told lawmakers Tuesday that an additional $28 million allocated to the fiscal year 2016 budget will help fund reforms at the troubled agency.
De Blasio Welcomes New Correction Officers Amid Troubles At Rikers IslandMayor Bill de Blasio on Friday welcomed in a new group of correction officers, without making reference to recent problems that have plagued Rikers Island.
NYC Corrections Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Leg In BrooklynA New York City corrections officer was holstering his weapon when it accidentally fired, hitting him in the leg, at the Brooklyn Detention Complex on Atlantic Avenue, a spokesman for the Department of Correction said.
Judge Advises That 6 Rikers Island Guards Be Fired In Beating Of InmateIn 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.
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.
2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers IslandTwo New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.
Investigators Sweep Rikers Island; 12 Correction Officers Referred For ProsecutionInvestigators 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.
New York City Council Considers Cause Of Rise Of Violence In City JailsPublic advocate Letitia James sharply questioned health commissioner Dr. Mary Basset regarding the deaths of two Rikers Island inmates
Former State Sen. Catherine Abate Dies At 66Former 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.
14 Injured When Department Of Correction Bus Crashes Near Manhattan BridgeThe bus from Rikers Island was headed to court in Manhattan when it slammed into the median at around 8:15 a.m.
Mother Of Inmate Who Died In Hot NYC Cell Files $25M LawsuitAlma 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.