New York corrections officials say they will update state prison policy to preclude placing inmates under 18 in segregated housing.
A new report has found that the taxpayer cost of jailing a New York City inmate has jumped 42 percent since 2007 as levels of violence continue to rise.
Authorities have arrested a New York City jail nurse accused of smuggling alcohol, tobacco and prescription anti-addiction drugs into Rikers Island’s largest facility in exchange for payments from inmates.
An internal report indicated that nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head.
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.
New York State prison inmates who call their victims are learning the consequences of their words. The state is listening in — in a powerful effort to break the cycle of abuse.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered a study of New York’s minimum- and medium-security prisons to identify those that should close.
Leslie Risinger is heading up the last resort exoneration project thru Seton Hall Law School, helping prison inmates who were wrongly convicted.
The district attorney wants a review of conditions at Long Island’s Nassau County Jail after four inmate suicides in a year.
New York City Correction Department spokesman Steven Morello said the injuries were non-life threatening. He did not say what caused the fights.
The CT Dept. of Correction is revising its library policy in the wake of an investigation that found inmates had unrestricted access to works depicting graphic violence.