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Mos Def (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Rapper Yasiin Bey Undergoes Painful Force Feeding To Draw Attention To Guantanamo

Brooklyn-born rapper and actor Yasiin Bey – formerly known as Mos Def – has been drawing attention to a prisoners’ hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay with a graphic video in which he volunteers to be force-fed as the prisoners are.

07/08/2013

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

McGreevey Says His New Life Of Service Has Brought Valuable Lessons

Former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey said this weekend that his work counseling prisoners has brought him to “a more Godly place.”

03/24/2013

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

Prisoners Released From Rikers Island To Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

A group of prisoners at Rikers Island were released Wednesday so they could deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Manhattan.

11/21/2012

Rescue teams on the scene of an accident on the New York Thruway involving a corrections bus carrying prisoners. (credit: CBS 2)

Bus Loaded With NYC Prisoners Overturns On NY State Thruway In Ramapo

The bus was bound for Ulster Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison. The prisoners were being transported there after being held in New York City for court appearances.

01/04/2012

Aerial View Of Rikers Island (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Investigate Fire At Rikers Island That Left 4 Firefighters Injured

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries and 200 inmates had to be relocated after a fire broke out in an air conditioning room on Rikers Island.

07/11/2011