Rikers Guard Punched In Face By Inmate, Authorities SayThe Department of Corrections said the guard was punched in the face several times by the inmate on Friday night.
Inmate At Rikers Island Diagnosed With Legionnaires' DiseaseA Rikers Island inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease this week, but the case is not believed to be related to the South Bronx epidemic.
Attorney: New Informant In Etan Patz Case Is An InmateProsecutors' recently revealed informant in the infamous missing-child case of Etan Patz is a Rikers Island inmate.
State Committee: Video Of Rikers Inmate Beating Should Be Released To PublicThe New York state Committee on Open Government said this week that Rikers Island jailhouse surveillance footage outside a cell where a handcuffed inmate was beaten by six guards in 2012 should be made public.
Officials: Rikers Island Inmate Was Released By MistakeDisciplinary action may be forthcoming after a prisoner was released from Rikers Island by mistake.
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.
Inmate Found Dead In Essex County, N.J. Jail CellAuthorities in Essex County, N.J., were investigating the suspicious death this weekend of an inmate at the county jail.
Authorities: Inmate Dies After Fight At Nassau County JailSheriff Michael Sposato says the other inmate involved in the jailhouse quarrel could face charges.
Days Shaved Off NJ Inmate's Sentence After Rescue Of Animal Shelter WorkerInmate Justin Peggs says he feared the pit bull would attack him too as he wrestled it off Kathleen James and held it down.
Gov. Cuomo Closing Prisons To Save State FundsCuomo's office says they will close in 60 days, eliminating approximately 3,800 unused prison beds and saving the state $72 million this year and $112 million next year. Remaining inmates will be transferred.
Police: Man Captured After Attempting To Break Out Of Riverhead JailAuthorities said the escape was not planned, but rather Jose Garcia just decided to start climbing the fence surrounding the exercise yard at the Riverhead Long Island Correctional Facility.
NJ Inmate Convicted Of Strangling Another InmateProsecutors say Bonilla strangled Derrick West Harris of Newark, a 51-year-old barber who'd been brought to the Delaney Hall correctional facility two days earlier in May 2009 for unpaid traffic tickets.