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Documents: Rikers Guard Who Left Post At Time Of ‘Hot Cell’ Death Had Been Disciplined Before

A Rikers Island jail guard who investigators say left her post without permission as a mentally ill inmate lay dying in his 101-degree cell in February had been disciplined four years earlier for a similar infraction.

05/29/2014

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)

Rikers Warden Demoted, Transferred After Man’s Death In Overheated Cell

The warden of a facility at Rikers Island has been demoted and transferred, following the death of a mentally ill inmate who was found in a cell that had overheated to at least 100 degrees.

04/03/2014