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A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 28 Percent Of Rikers Inmate Injuries By Correction Officers Were ‘Head Shots’

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.

03/06/2014

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Kept In Solitary At Alarming Rate

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.

11/06/2013

NYS Inmates Being Prosecuted For Abusive Phone Calls

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.

03/01/2011

Prison Cell Block - Credit: AP

Gov. Cuomo Looks To Save Money By Closing Prisons

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered a study of New York’s minimum- and medium-security prisons to identify those that should close.

02/10/2011

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyer Hopes To Free Innocent Inmates In New Jersey

Leslie Risinger is heading up the last resort exoneration project thru Seton Hall Law School, helping prison inmates who were wrongly convicted.

02/04/2011

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Nassau County D.A. Wants Review Of Inmate Suicides

The district attorney wants a review of conditions at Long Island’s Nassau County Jail after four inmate suicides in a year.

01/14/2011

Aerial View Of Rikers Island (credit: CBS 2)

16 Correction Officers Injured In Rikers Melee

New York City Correction Department spokesman Steven Morello said the injuries were non-life threatening. He did not say what caused the fights.

11/24/2010

A Jail Cell - File / Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images

Should Prisoners Get To Read Violent Books?

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.

10/07/2010