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FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

State Committee: Video Of Rikers Inmate Beating Should Be Released To Public

The 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.

11/15/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: More Reforms Needed at Rikers Island

A federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City’s efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need to go further.

09/30/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Advises That 6 Rikers Island Guards Be Fired In Beating Of Inmate

In a decision released Monday, an administrative law judge proposed that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate.

09/29/2014

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

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)

4 Correction Officers Injured In Rikers Island Fight

Four New York City correction officers and several inmates have been injured during a brawl at Rikers Island Friday night.

11/30/2013

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

Raise The Age press conference in Mineola, August 20, 2013. DA Kathleen Rice supports a review into the way the state prosecutes some teenagers. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Nassau DA Voices Support For Review Into Charging Teens As Adults

Organizers of the review effort say New York is only one of two states that has kept its age of adult criminal responsibility at 16, along with North Carolina.

08/20/2013

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Coalition Calls For Change To Age Of Adult Criminal Responsibility In New York

Every year, nearly 50,000 children arrested, charged and processed in New York are done so as adults, and a new coalition of advocates and lawmakers wants to change that.

07/11/2013

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Councilman Disturbed By Use Of Solitary Confinement At Rikers Island

After a visit to Rikers Island, City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-25th) has introduced a measure to require the corrections commissioner to post a monthly report on prisoners being held apart from others.

04/13/2013

Matthew Matagrano

Authorities: Man Impersonated Corrections Officer To Get Back Into Jails

A former inmate who allegedly snuck back into Rikers Island by impersonating a corrections officer has now been admitted back to the jail on a permanent basis.

03/03/2013

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Essex County Launches Program To Keep Mental Health Patients Out Of Jail

The Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor’s office has set up a new initiative to steer nonviolent offenders with mental health problems toward treatment programs rather than prison time.

12/10/2012

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Former Long Island Corrections Officer Sentenced For Sex Abuse Of Female Inmates

A former corrections officer was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years and 4 months in prison, after being convicted of sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Long Island.

CBS New York–10/24/2012

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Pays Out Millions In Settlements For Violence In Jails

In the past three months, the city has agreed to pay out nearly $4.4 million in settlements for prisoner beatings or deaths, according to a New York Times report.

09/02/2012

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NJ Educator Quits Amid Accusations He Secretely Recorded Teens In Shower

Patrick Lott, 54, was an assistant principal at the Bernardsville Middle School, but he had been placed on an unpaid leave of absence after being arrested last December.

02/04/2012

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