Hot Cell

Documents: Rikers Guard Who Left Post At Time Of 'Hot Cell' Death Had Been Disciplined BeforeA 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.
Documents: Officials Knew About Rikers Heat Problem Before Inmate's DeathCourt 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.
Rikers Warden Demoted, Transferred After Man's Death In Overheated CellThe 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.