New York City Department of Correction

Jerome Murdough

Rikers Island Guard Charged In Connection With Hot Cell Death Of Inmate

New York City Department of Correction Officer Carol Lackner was charged Monday for allegedly falsifying records to make it appear she had completed visual checks of inmates.

12/08/2014

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

Embattled NYC Corrections Chief Of Department Set To Retire

The embattled top uniformed officer in the New York City Department of Correction announced Monday that he will retire on Dec. 1.

10/27/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

Medical Care Questioned In 15 Rikers Island Deaths

Hundreds of documents obtained by The Associated Press raise questions about the quality and timeliness of medical care given to at least 15 inmates who died over the past five years at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex.

10/22/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Malloy Picks NYC Prisons Chief As Public Safety Commissioner

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named New York City’s top prison official Monday as the state’s next public safety commissioner and the first woman to hold the job.

01/06/2014

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

DA: 10 Correction Officers Indicted For Beating Of Rikers Inmate, Cover Up

One by one, seven corrections officers and three supervisors entered a plea of not guilty to the 53-count indictment in the beating of Jamal Lightfoot.

06/26/2013

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NYC Dept. Of Correction ‘Saddened’ By Mass. Cop Slay

The New York City Department of Correction is offering its condolences to the family of a Springfield, Mass. police officer who was fatally shot by a correction officer from New York who then took his own life.

06/05/2012